Here is a sad news for all the fans of television actress Shilpa Shinde who is popularly known for her role of Angoori Bhabi in the sitcom ‘Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain’ as the actress has been expelled from Cine And TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) at its annual general meeting that was held on Monday.
Interestingly, she had contested in the association’s annual polls a few weeks ago and was elected as one of the members of the Executive Committee. However, at the AGM, the members of CINTAA collectively took a decision to expel her. We are guessing this comes after she accused producer Sanjay Kohli of sexual harassment a year after exiting the hit sitcom.
According to sources, “Now that she has been expelled, she won’t be allowed to avail any facilities that CINTAA provides its members with.”
Actor Sushant Singh, general secretary and spokesperson, CINTAA, confirms, “After the general body was apprised of the whole case and Shilpa was given a fair chance to present her side, the majority voted in favour of her expulsion. She did not adhere to the rules and regulations of CINTAA and constantly engaged in defamatory activities against the association and its executive committee members. She is free to work wherever she wants to, but the association is not willing to take her responsibility. “
Talking about her expulsion from CINTAA, Shilpa said, “After being selected in the committee, I was expelled overnight. So, who is afraid of whom? Having said that, I am very happy that I am no longer a part of CINTAA. They never stand by an artiste or their rights. No membership means less mess.”
It seems like Shilpa has become controversy’s favourite child. After her unceremonious exit from ‘Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain’ in February 2016, she had filed a case against producer Sanjay Kohli, accusing him of sexual harassment. Sanjay and his wife Binaifer then filed a criminal defamation against Shilpa a few days later.