These are indeed turbulent times for Shilpa Shinde. The actress is a household name because of her great act as Angoori Bhabhi on Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain but ever since her exit last year, she has been making news for unsavory incidents. The latest news is that she has been expelled from Cine And TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) at its annual general meeting that was held on Monday. This was reported in The Times of India. Incidentally, she had contested in the CINTAA election polls weeks ago and was elected as a part of the Executive Committee. But the board of members took an unanimous decision to expel her this week. We are guessing this comes after she accused producer Sanjay Kohli of sexual harassment a year after exiting the hit sitcom.
A source told the publication, "Now that she has been expelled, she won't be allowed to avail any facilities that CINTAA provides its members with." Actor Sushant Singh who is the general secretary and spokesperson of CINTAA confirmed this news to the paper. He was quoted as saying, "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."
The past one year saw a slew of allegations by Shilpa against the makers of Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain. It ranged from non-payment of dues to mental torture and the most shocking one being sexual harassment. The lady said that producer Sanjay Kohli made inappropriate advances towards her and she had confided in Saumya Tandon. 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."
While it's debatable as to who is speaking the truth, Shilpa's behaviour has upset quite a few people in the industry. While she seems unfazed by her unceremonious exit from the body, we are guessing that this is not the end of the drama!
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