has finally admitted her relationship with London-born NRI millionaire
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.....
of "Celebrity Big Brother" show, Shilpa receives Silver
Star Award in London
London, June 17, 2007
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
In January, Shilpa Shetty, Bollywood actress has been
crowned the winner of British reality television show 'Celebrity
Miss Shilpa Shetty said, " Mr. Keith Vaz played
an important role when she was racially abused by some of the contestantst."
Shetty gets UK Work Permit to make money personal appearances and
Leicester, Feb. 10, 2007
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.
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
- 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
- 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
Shetty actress launches Aids charity in UK
Leicester, Feb. 8, 2007
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.
- 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.
'honoured' to visit British parliament, meets Blair and have lunch
London 07, 2007
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,"
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.
wins Britain's "Celebrity Big Brother" television show
LONDON, Mon Jan 29, 2007
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
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
Shetty issue reaches House of Commons against Big Brother by NRI
MP Keith Vaz
London, Jan 16, 2007
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."
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,"
"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.