Star Plus popular family drama show ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’ aired its last episode on 10th September, 2016. In the last episode it was shown that the protagonists Sandhya (Deepika Singh) and Sooraj (Anas Rashid) met a fateful death in a bomb blast as they were saving the country from the terrorists.

Deepika aka Sandhya became a household name and even an inspiration for all women out there due to the strong plot of the show that basically revolved around feminism. She played an IPS officer in the daily. Recently, we heard that Deepika and Anas are not on talking terms with each other. And that makes us wonder if the audience will ever again get to see the popular jodi from Star Parivar on Indian television hereafter. A source from Star Plus was quoted by an entertaiment portal as saying, “Deepika and Anas were at loggerheads for the last 2 years, and never spoke to each other after the slapping incident.”

So, is Deepika still miffed with Anas? To give you a background, during an intimate scene, Deepika felt that Anas touched her inappropriately. After a few minutes, Deepika even slapped Anas in front of the whole unit. This piece of news became the talk of the town. We heard that Anas had forgotten his cue and held Deepika from front instead of behind, soon she felt that he had touched her inappropriately. Deepika raised an alarm but Anas defended himself and said that he did not do anything wrong and abused her. This made the conversation even more ugly and it soon turned into an ugly argument.

The portal asked a source whether Anas indeed touched Deepika inappropriately, to which the source said, “God alone knows. 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.” Soon, after the incident Deepika was quoted saying, “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.”

The portal asked whether Deepika was trying to save the show? “Save? My foot! In fact, we started going downhill in TRPs right from the day that the slapping fracas happened. Nothing could have saved it, unless they had talked and resolved their dispute quickly. We could not resolve our differences, ” Anas admitted to on a phone-call.

Not just that, it seems Deepika is quiet upset with Shashi-Sumeet Productions. Deepika Singh has not been paid Rs 1.14 crore which is the major reason she refused to play Kapil Sharma’s wife on ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’. “What a shocker, considering the fact that Deepika was supposed to be paid on monthly basis,” says a source. The source adds, “Shashi and Sumeet wanted the actors to finish off their outstanding amounts (the show went off air on September 10 this year) by accepting a lump-sum amount. Deepika is not ready for any such settlement. She was the lead on the show who sweated it out almost every day on the sets, why should she allow herself to be shortchanged?”

The portal contacted, associate producer of Diya Aur Baati Hum and Shashi Sumeet Productions, Sheetal Somani said, “Look, let me tell you exactly. We want to deduct Rs 16 lakh as far as Deepika is concerned because she was reporting late on our sets.” Somani said, “I think she has taken the matter to CINTAA already and we shall take legal recourse.” On the other hand, Deepika told, “Let me also tell you exactly. I was on time on the sets of Diya Aur Baati Hum and I have enough proof of that.”