Sanjay Kohli would touch my breasts, Shilpa Shinde accuses producer


Shilpa Shinde accused producer of 'Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai' Sanjay Kohli of sexual harassment on the set. Shilpa claims that Sanjay would asks her for sexual favour and would touched her improperly.

Shilpa filed an FIR and here is the copy of the FIR.

I had been working in Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai since November 20. Our set was located at Palghar. Right from the beginning, Sanjay Kohli has always behaved in a way that would put me to shame but, I preferred ignoring because you come across such kind of people in the TV industry very often.

Often, he would he pass remarks like: I like you a lot. You are very sexy. You are very hot.

And while saying such things, he would hug me forcefully and would touch my waist and breasts.

I would resist but he would brush aside the incident saying: Oh, it was a mistake. Come on yeh sab toh chalta hai.

For a long time I kept quiet because my money was pending with him and I feared that I would not get my hard-earned money.

However, Sanjay's behaviour never changed and this disturbed my mental peace.

I spoke to his wife Binaifer Kohli who asked me to stay quiet. Instead of supporting me she threatened  me saying that she would throw me out of the show and ruin my career.

The next day, Sanjay entered my make-up room and said that he doesn’t want me out of the show. He also expressed his desire to get into a physical relationship with me since according to him it was not wrong.

He said: I cant take my eyes off you and tried hugging and kissing me. I pushed him away and in the meanwhile our makeup man Bharat aka Pinku Patwa came out of the loo and witnessed the incident.  Sanjay then left and the next day I got to know that Pinku was sacked.

I do not remember the date and time but Sanjay once again demanded a sexual favour from me.

He also said that we would go outdoor to promote the show, stay in the same room and satisfy each other. Sanjay further said: If you resist, I can even force myself on you.

The next day Sanjay called me to the office and said that if I resisted in giving sexual favours, I would be sacked from the show.

On March 3, 2016, Sanjay declared me as unprofessional and said that I throw a lot of tantrums  which is why I am getting replaced. The announcement was made in the media. He didn’t even pay me for the month of March 2016. Post this I got a few work offers but even there Sanjay spoke ill about me and tried ruining my career, thus I am left with no work as of now.

This series of events has put me to shame and troubled me mentally.

Shilpa Shinde confirmed the matter.

However, sources close to Kohli refute these charges. “For one year, she (Shilpa) has not mentioned this anywhere. In fact, in November 2016, she even came on the sets of the show with a box of chocolates forBinaifer Kohli (Sanjay’s wife and the show’s producer). Why would you do that to someone when her husband has molested you?” says the source

Defending her husband, Binaifer says, “These are obviously false allegations. All I can say is that the matter is subjudice. I have faith in the legal system. I don’t want to give her (Shilpa) unnecessary attention.”