Raj Gives Shilpa a Big Rock

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Finally, Shilpa Shetty has become engaged to her beau Raj Kundra. I imagine Shilpa’s father thought he’d never get her off his hands! The event took place at Raj’s residence in Mumbai and was essentially a family affair – although of course Shamita was absent as she’s currently locked up in The Big Boss house. “It’s been a time of both joy and sorrow for me, the joy is obvious because Raj and I feel happy to take our relationship to the next level, but my sister Shamita is still in the Big Boss house and could not attend,” Shilpa blogged, “She doesn’t even know but another good mahurat was a long way off and considering Raj’s parents and relatives were down from London for a week, it seemed convenient.”

Shilpa’s outfit for the engagement was designed by Manish Malhotra and Tarun Tahiliani will design her wedding dress. “I can’t talk about the details of the outfits but I can tell you that she will look absolutely stunning,” he said at the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Show where he is preparing his collection for later this week. He has also promised to design her mehendi and sangeeth outfits as well.

Raj presented Shilpa with an engagement ring valued at 3cr for their betrothal, but as Raj – the UK’s richest young British Asian – owns a gem company or two, it’s possible he was able to get a discount. Shilpa has to get back to work this week to finish Desire, the Indo-Chinese English-language film in which she stars opposite The Painted Veil’s Xia Yu. She then hopes to announce the wedding date. “I know everyone’s eager to know the wedding date,” she sais, “All I can say is YES, it’s been finalised. We will make an official announcement as soon as I know when Shamita’s coming out of the Big Boss house!”

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