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London, Dec.31, 2007: Shilpa has finally admitted her relationship with London-born NRI millionaire Raj Kundra- Shilpa Shetty’s publicist said, "It's too early to speculate marriage. All I can say is that Shilpa is dating Raj. She's just started to know him better. So let's give her some t.....

The winner of "Celebrity Big Brother" show, Shilpa receives Silver Star Award in London

London, June 17, 2007
Sushil Agnihotri

Britain's House of Commons leader, Mr. Jack Straw presented the Silver Star Award to Shilpa Shetty, 31, Bollywood Actress for her outstanding contribution to international humanitarian causes such as HIV/AIDS awareness.

On Sunday, the gala dinner was held for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of election of NRI leader Mr. Keith Vaz, Labour MP. He was also former minister for (FCO) Foreign and Commonwealth Office

In January, Shilpa Shetty, Bollywood actress has been crowned the winner of British reality television show 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

Miss Shilpa Shetty said, " Mr. Keith Vaz played an important role when she was racially abused by some of the contestantst."

Shilpa Shetty gets UK Work Permit to make money personal appearances and media interviews

Leicester, Feb. 10, 2007
Sushil Agnihotri

Without a permit she would have been unable legally to receive payments for the countless offers of work she has received.

She might have been forced to quit Britain because the original document allowing her to earn money in the UK had expired when the Big Brother Channel 4 reality show came to an end two weeks ago.

Now Shilpa Shetty got a work permit by the British government that would enable her to make money from lucrative personal appearances and media interviews in the country.

NRI, Labour MP Keith Vaz wrote a covering letter for the permit application and he said:

  • I was delighted to support her application to stay longer in the UK
  • Her fans in the UK, particularly in Leicester, wanted her to stay longer in the UK. I am disappointed she has gone back to Mumbai as she was keen to be with her family. I hope she comes back soon
  • I wanted Shilpa, who also won the TV reality show, to stay on in the UK to see the result of the investigation by watchdog Ofcom into the racism row.

On the other hand Miss Goody and other housemates has become one of Britain's most recognized faces. Actually no body is looser from this drama.

Shilpa Shetty actress launches Aids charity in UK

Leicester, Feb. 8, 2007
Sushil Agnihotri

Celebrity Big Brother winner Shilpa Shetty has launched a charitable foundation, named- "Shilpa Shetty Foundation" to raise awareness about Aids in India. She announced this foundation after she visited the House of Commons in London as a special guest of Labour MP Keith Vaz.

The Bollywood actress says she will donate all her winnings from the reality TV show to it.

She said:

  • India is the second largest affected country in the world with Aids. So I think it's important to do something about it and it's every person's right to live with dignity in our country, even if it's a person who is HIV positive.
  • It is a cause that has been very, very close to my heart. Not just now but for the last four years.
  • It is very difficult to do that only because there's no awareness and I am going to do my bit to support that and I think starting this organisation is really going to help us try a new beginning.

Miss Shetty could not get out of the car to reach radio station when croweded fans rush to meet her. Most of the fans waited for hours in cold weather to see her.


Shilpa 'honoured' to visit British parliament, meets Blair and have lunch with MPs

London 07, 2007
Sushil Agnihotri

Shilpa Shetty, Bollywood actress, winner of British reality television show 'Celebrity Big Brother' swapped one famously rowdy house when she arrived at the UK's House of Commons to watch British Prime Minister's question time.
Shilpa thanked Blair for the support he had extended against racism, of which she was allegedly a victim in the reality TV show.

"To see how so much respect has been bestowed upon me has truly been an honour." she said before entering the Commons today.

"It feels great, such an honour. This was what we always saw on the postcards. It's so great just to be here," she said

NRI, Labour MP Keith Vaz's nine yearsold daughter, Anjali placed a traditional Indian garland around the two guests before Shilpa posed for pictures in front of a large media scrum containing reporters from the UK and India.

The luncheon was organised by Labour MP Keith Vaz, a former minister and attended by several MPs, including Peter Hain, Secretary of State of Northern Ireland.


Shilpa Shetty wins Britain's "Celebrity Big Brother" television show

LONDON, Mon Jan 29, 2007
Sushil Agnihotri

Shilpa Shetty, Bollywood actress has been crowned the winner of British reality television show 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

She burst into tears on hearing she had won the public vote. The experience on Channel 4 show had been "incredible and overwhelming", she said after winning the show last night.

Shetty said she did not think those accusing of tormenting her on the reality series meant to be racist even though their comments sparked an international uproar.

The brother of pop star Michael, runner-up Jermaine Jackson, said he was "very happy" as he departed the house.
Former beauty queen Danielle Lloyd, one of the contestants implicated in the racist abuse, earlier apologised for her remarks to Shetty.

Lloyd, 23, and fellow evictee Jack Tweed were greeted with heavy booing as they left the house in the first round of evictions held during the final show last night.

She won 63 percent of the public vote on Sunday night to storm to victory in what will be seen as a boost for racial equality in Britain and India. She hooked on nearly five million additional viewers to the show and started a debate on racial discrimination.

Shame for television personality Jade Goody and several other housemates whose treatment of Shetty generated thousands of complaints. She beat 13 contestants.

After victory, She said, "I really don't want to leave England putting anyone in trouble. I just want to thank the whole of Great Britain for giving me this fantastic opportunity to make my country proud. Things happen and people make mistakes and we are all human beings and we are all fallible. I know one thing for sure, Jade really didn't mean to be racist"

Some Newspapers said she would likely be flooded with work and had already been offered the lead role in a new BBC comedy.

She acted over 50 Bollywood films in her 15 years film industry and received over 13 best actor nominations from various Indian film awards for her work in Baazigar, Rishtey, Dhadkan and Phir Melange.

Shilpa Shetty says she has to rush back to Mumbai to complete work for her forthcoming films. “I have to shoot for my movie Metro and its on completion. I have Apne and I have to do my post-production on that. So I have lots of work that's pending. I didn't expect to last this long. So I have to rush back. Thank you,” she said.

Shilpa Shetty issue reaches House of Commons against Big Brother by NRI MP Keith Vaz

London, Jan 16, 2007
Subash Reddy

Shilpa Shetty, a Bollywood actress, Contestant, has been targeted by other housemates on the reality television show in what has been seen as racist bullying. Media group confirmed and revealed OFCOM's receipt of over 7,600 complaints relating to alleged racism against Shetty by several of the housemates.Viewers were upset by "ganging up" on the actress by Jade Goody, Jo O'Meara and Danielle Lloyd poking fun of her accent, and voiced their concerns on Internet forums. Shetty had been branded a "dog" by Lloyd, allegedly a "fucking Paki" by Jack Tweed. A former beauty queen Danielle and ex-S Club 7 star Jo poked fun at Shilpa's accent.

The producers of the show have denied this but Channel 4 has also confirmed that Jack Tweed called fellow housemate Shilpa Shetty a "cunt", not a "Paki". Jackiey Budden had refused to pronounce her name properly, instead referring to her as "The Indian."

NRI, Labour MP Keith Vaz has tabled a motion in the House of Commons about the allegedly racist treatment of contestant Shilpa Shetty in Celebrity Big Brother.The early day motion (EDM) reads: 'This House views with concern the comments made about Big Brother contestant Shilpa Shetty by other housemates; believes that Big Brother has a role to play in preventing racist behaviour in the Big Brother house; regrets that these comments have been made; and calls on the programme to take urgent action to remind housemates that racist behaviour is unacceptable.'

"We would not tolerate this kind of racism on other types of television programme and we should not do so on a programme that is watched by millions of people," said Mr Vaz.

"I admit it's racist and that she's being targeted for her Asian origin. But look at the positive side. Most UK people are sympathizing with her," remarks her spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar. He is confident that the actress will not let such setbacks hamper her chances on the show. "Shilpa is a very strong-willed person, while all these brickbats are nothing but a result of insecurity of other participants. If not, they wouldn't have even bothered to make her the main topic of discussion on the show," he adds.

"We don't tolerate any racist abuse in any form," the Channel 4 spokeswoman said. "Big Brother is closely monitoring all the housemates and will take appropriate measures to reprimand such behaviour where necessary."

"We are keeping the programme under review and welcome the decision of Ofcom to investigate individual complaints," the CRE spokeswoman said.







Big Brother


  • Big Brother is a reality TV show broadcast on Channel 4, and S4C in Wales, in which a number of contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize at the end of the run.
  • It is based on the Big Brother series produced by Brighter Pictures, a part of Endemol.
  • The show's name comes from George Orwell's 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, a dystopia in which Big Brother is the all-seeing leader. The main shows are hosted by Davina McCall and narrated by Marcus Bentley.

Name: Shilpa Shetty
Bollywood Actress
Age: 31
Biography - by: Dechen

Name: Jack Tweed
From: Essex
Claim to fame: Jade's Boyfriend
Age: 19
Occupation: Footballers' Agent
Status: Taken