BOLLYWOOD actor Shilpa Shinde, who had accused a producer of sexual harassment, recently blamed Cine and TV Artistes Association for not getting good offers in television industry. CINTAA has now termed her claims as ‘baseless’, saying they don’t have time to ‘make efforts to sabotage anyone’s career.’
According to a report on Spotboye, Amit Behl, the joint secretary of CINTAA, has said, ‘We have nothing to do with people who are not our members.’ He added, ‘Shilpa was expelled from CINTAA because she bad-mouthed her own association. She went to the media saying, ‘I don’t care about CINTAA’.
Do you think the CINTAA executive committee has that much of time to focus on a single actor/actress and make efforts to sabotage anyone’s career? Here, we are trying to offer help to our members and if somebody has to stop someone from getting work, it has to be the producers’ association. It can’t be us.’
On being asked if she could ever be reinstated in CINTAA, he said, ‘She has to make the first move and apologise for the misgivings that she has done. Only then, her return to CINTAA will be considered.’