It seems like Shilpa Shetty Kundra is controversy’s favourite child. Be it the unwarranted attention given to her kissing incident with Hollywood actor Richard Gere in 2007, or having been a victim of racist attacks by the late Jade Goody in Celebrity Big Brother 5 — often, the actor has been in news for the wrong reasons.
Recently, history repeated itself when news channels and tabloids published stories about Shilpa’s supposed split with husband Raj Kundra. Reports suggested that there was trouble in paradise. Apparently, Raj had moved out of their Juhu home, and was living at his office in Bandra (W). Ask her about the separation rumours, and Shilpa says, “It is complete rubbish. I don’t even know where these rumours came from. I believe in the institution of marriage, and I love my husband.”
The actor goes on to state that she didn’t feel the need to clarify these rumours. “I didn’t even put a clarification on Twitter, because that’s my personal space,” she says, adding, “If I need to clarify something, it has to be about something important.”
Shilpa says the most unsettling part of it all was that her family members were worried. “Many of my relatives from London, UK, called up, and they were really worried about these rumours. They were going through all the news channels back home,” she says.
The actor reiterates the fact that the media should have been cautious before putting up articles about her marriage, as it’s a “serious matter”. “There has to be a line drawn somewhere. If journalists hit us below the belt, it hurts, because we are only humans. Whoever put out that article should have at least cross-checked. It’s unfair to us,” says Shilpa.