Shilpa Shetty is undoubtedly the best known and most popular Indian in the UK — and perversely she can put her fame down to having been bullied by Jade Goody during her appearance on the UK’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’. A string of demeaning comments and derogatory labelling such as referring to Shilpa as Shilpa Poppadom led to a record number of complaints to Ofcom, the regulators, and the burning of Jade’s effigy in the streets of India. Shilpa’s graceful and dignified response led to her being admired by everyone, shamed sections of the public, and provoked numerous articles of national self-reflection in the UK.
And now, Shilpa’s career is booming and she has been signed to host the Indian equivalent of ‘Big Brother’, ‘Big Boss’. In a further twist, it is rumoured that the producers have offered Jade Goody