Shilpa Shinde aka Angoori Bhabhi to be back with ‘Controversial Bhabhiji’

Actress Shilpa Shinde, who played the role of Angoori Bhabi in the comedy show ‘Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai’ before being replaced, will be back again as Bhabiji for her fans. The actress has been roped in for a digital series titled ‘Controversial Bhabiji’.

Shilpa sparked a controversy earlier this year when she walked out of the popular sitcom alleging ‘mental torture’ from the makers. This prompted the production house to send a legal notice accusing her of breach of contact. Shilpa eventually won the legal war with the makers of the &TV series, after which the producers got Shubhangi Atre to replace her.

Now, Shilpa will be seen in her Bhabiji avatar once again, but in a different show altogether. “It will be a spoof on the controversy that resulted after I decided to quit the show. I am a simple woman, but people have made me out to be a controversial person by blowing things out of proportion. If that's how it is, then it's best I enjoy it,” the actress said in a statement published by a leading daily.

“For those wondering where Bhabiji has gone missing, this show is an answer to that," she added.

Her character in the web series will be modelled just like the one she played on the popular comedy show. Regarding any probable copyright infringement issues for using the word ‘Bhabiji’, Markand Adhikari of Adhikari Brothers, makers of the new series, explained, “Bhabhiji is a generic term and there cannot be any copyright on it. Also, there cannot be any monopoly on the way an artiste looks on the show."