Star Plus' cult show, Diya Aur Baati Hum bid farewell to its viewers on 10 September, 2016 on a sad note. The protagonists Sandhya (Deepika Singh) and Sooraj met a fateful death in a bomb blast, while saving the country from the clutches of the terrorists.
The character 'Sandhya', is indeed an inspiration for many women out there. The show emphasises feminism, by showcasing Sandhya as a strong woman, who chases her dreams of becoming an IPS officer.
True to its name, the show has survived all the odds and has entertained its loyal viewers with its wholesome content all these years. Over the years, the show have had its share of controversies as well! Read on to know more about Anas and Deepika's controversy...
Anas Rashid's Unprofessional Behaviour
Anas was constantly in news for his unprofessional behaviour on the sets of his popular show! Be it showing up late on the sets, or the tiffs with his co-stars and losing his temper, this popular celeb has done it all.
Deepika Accused Anas
For the uninitiated, the show's lead couple made headlines as Deepika accused him of touching her inappropriately, during the shoot. However, Anas denied all the allegations and went on to abuse her, which made Deepika furious and she allegedly slapped her co-star, in front of the whole unit.
Deepika & Anas Not On Talking Terms
The matter was only resolved when CINTAA intervened. Post this incident, the actors were not on good terms. Sources said, "Deepika and Anas were at loggerheads for the last 2 years, and never spoke to each other after the slapping incident."
Kanica Maheshwari & Deepika
As per the sources, "Deepika had spoken to her show co-star Kanika Maheshwari at length about the whole incident; we suspect that Kanika suggested to her that she should slap Anas."
However, Deepika has a rather different story to tell. She told, "Anas and I are professionals. We had a misunderstanding which we then sorted out as we wouldn't want our personal differences to reflect onscreen. Whatever we are today, we give full credit to our character of Sandhya and Sooraj for all the love and affection from our audience so I would like to tell our fans that we have resolved our differences."
Was It A Lie?
Few sources predict that, Deepika had told all this to save her show. Buzz is that, they cannot stand each other even today.
Anas Rashid's Reply
He said, "We could not resolve our differences." This clearly means that, they are not on good terms. This puts the final nail in the coffin!
Deepika Singh, who rose to fame for the portrayal of Sandhya on the show is apparently upset with the production house( Shashi Sumeet Productions) for not clearing her dues. As per the reports, the actress is yet to receive an amount of 1.14 Crores as her payment.
However, rumour has it that the production house had a dispute with the actress and they have agreed to settle down to only 67 Lakhs instead of 1.14 Crores, by claiming that she was reporting late to the shoot. But, Deepika has denied the rumours.
We can only hope that the actress resolves the issues with the makers soon. Currently, the actress is working on a web series titled 'The Real Soulmate'. The show, which is directed by her husband, Rohit Raj Goyal.