While the court has ordered her to adhere to her committed dates for the show, the actor wants to end the nightmare
In consequence, to the case filed by producer Rakesh Chowdhary (Samvaad Video) against actor Shilpa Shinde for not reporting on the sets of his serial ‘Hari Mirchi Lal Mirchi’ (Doordarshan) and causing him losses, the court has refrained her from working for any other production house other than Samvaad Video.
As per the ad-interim order given by the City Civil Court, Shilpa has been prohibited from working for any other production house between 21 and 28 November - the dates that have been blocked with Samvaad Video.
Rakesh says, “We had filed for injunction (from working for others during our blocked dates) and not for specific performance (asking her to report to our sets and act). This court cannot force her to work for us but can stop her from working for others during our blocked dates. They have done so. Though the prohibition is applicable for only this month, I am quite satisfied with it. We are expecting a longer injunction in the next hearing. After the court’s order on November 23, Shilpa has been attending the shoot regularly.”
Quiz him about his future plans and he says, “We will discuss and see if we can work amicably. If not, then we will have to replace Shilpa.” Shilpa however believes that the ruling is in her favour. She says, “The court has impressed upon Rakeshji that I cannot be forced to work against my wishes. I have agreed to shoot for six episodes after which I shall be quitting the serial.”
She adds, “Working for ‘Hari Mirchi…’ was a harrowing experience. I am glad I have won the case.
However, Rakesh says, “Shilpa cannot quit on her own unless her resignation is accepted by us.”