Variety artist Klara Novikova, in an interview with the correspondent of the Teleprogramma.pro portal, explained why she had ceased to be friends with her bosom friend, humorist Yefim Shifrin.
“Let him say what he wants. Friends are not friends - this is history for the pioneers. This is human life and we had a friendship. We talked on the phone every day. And the fact that I did not leave the "Full House" is that everyone makes a decision. For example, one director invited him to play, but I didn't. Should I no longer be friends with him and the director? In art, everyone decides for himself."
As noted by Novikova, she and Shifrin were really inseparable. “We helped each other a lot in our profession and in our personal life. But the time has come, and everything has fallen into place. This story of our leaving the "Full House" turned out to be stupid, and from an old life. I could say that participation in the "Full House" will not bring me even more glory, but I will not. Fima was friends with different people. He was on friendly terms and became friends. It would be a betrayal in relation to Regina (Regina Dubovitskaya is the permanent host of the program. - Author's note) not to appear in the "Full House". Everything was more complicated there. Fima simplified everything. He is somewhere cunning and somewhere insincere. I don’t believe his tears. And I am not asking for friendship with him, and he is not asking. It was a personal thing. I wouldn’t say anything at all,”Novikova said.
Earlier, Efim Shifrin in the program "The Fate of a Man" said that in 2000 he, Klara Novikova and Mikhail Evdokimov decided to leave the "Full House". As a result, his colleagues later returned to the project, not keeping their promise, after which Shifrin stopped communicating closely with them.