Television actress Shilpa Shinde, who featured in the comedy show Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai!, made headlines last year as she accused her producers of harassing her citing payment issues. And now, actress Sameksha Singh has come out in support of Shilpa as she said that she could relate to the actress.
Shilpa, recently, filed an FIR against Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai! producer Sanjay Kohli. Sameksha, who collaborated with Sanjay and his wife Binaifer for Zaara in 2006, said that while she did not face the same issue like Shilpa, she could relate to her in terms of how the makers sidelined the primary issue and blamed the actress for her unprofessional behaviour instead.
“I could relate with what she was going through and came out in support. I realised something similar happened to me, where the main issue was sidelined and other things were highlighted. When I had asked for my payment, I was in turn accused of unprofessionalism. Same as that of Shilpa,” Sameksha said.
“My agenda is not to rake up an old issue to get my leftover payment. Maybe things have changed today (with them) but I came out in support for Shilpa because I’ve been in that position as well,” she said.
Sameksha, last seen in Nikhil Advani’s TV series POW, said that her support for Shilpa is without any bias or agenda. Personally, she said that she had no issues with Binaifer or Sanjay, but the fact of Shilpa being helpless in a similar position made her reach out to the actress.
“I never had any issue with them. Just that the environment on sets was not healthy and respectful. This happened in the past so I don’t really want to talk much about it. Shilpa’s case is more important. I am not supporting her for any profit or personal agenda, but to make her feel that at least somebody is with her,” she said.