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Having started her career in 1999, Shilpa grabbed eyeballs with the daily soap ‘Bhabhi’.

Disheartened dont wish to work in TV shows Bigg Boss winner Shilpa ShindeImage courtesy: Bigg Boss FB page
Flix Bigg Boss Monday, January 15, 2018 - 16:06

Popular television actress Shilpa Shinde, winner of Bigg Boss Season 11, says that after the “bad experience” she had with Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain, she does not want to act in television serials any more.

Often, winning the reality television show has translated to plum offers in the television space for celebrities. But Shilpa says after “whatever happened” during the Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai – in which she essayed the role of Angoori bhabhi – she does not want to work on the small screen.

“I would rather explore the medium of films than television. After working for so many years, the way few people in the industry (referring to the producers of Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai) treated me, I am disheartened. I do not wish to work in the TV industry anymore,” Shilpa told IANS over phone.

In 2016, the actress left the show Bhabhi Ji... due to issues with the producers. She also reportedly filed a complaint of sexual harassment against producer Sanjay Kohli.

After the actress came out openly in the media and spoke about her experience, she had trouble getting new shows.

Asked if naming and shaming any big names in the industry takes a toll on an actor’s career, she said, “Yes, it does.

“It is tough for an actress to raise her voice on sexual harassment because the chances are they will question your character, they will ruin your career and they will defeat you in the power game. So one has to be very strong to fight against these white collar mafias,” said the actress, who had won an Indian Telly Award for her comical performance as Angoori bhabhi.

Coming to Bigg Boss, Shilpa was contending with another popular actress Hina Khan in the finale. Was she sure about her victory?

“Though I knew from the beginning that I deserved to win the show, it is a different world inside the Bigg Boss house. It was a journey with lots of emotional ups and down. At this moment, I am a little overwhelmed to talk much about it, but of course I am glad I won,” she said.

Having started her career in 1999, Shilpa grabbed eyeballs with the daily soap Bhabhi. She acted in shows like Sanjeevani, Maayka, Chidiya Ghar, Lapataganj and more.

“See, in the last 15 years, people did not love me, but they loved the characters I played. They did not know how I am in real life, as Shilpa Shinde. So now everyone who voted for me, they know my real self,” said Shilpa.

“My confidence to win Bigg Boss did not come from the number of fans I had before entering the house. I am always confident that I am a good person. I have a lot of patience and tolerance, so I was confident to fight the game on that basis,” she added.

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