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Courting controversies

entertainment Updated: Oct 23, 2009 20:33 IST

Shilpa Shetty loves to court controversies. Here're some of them..

ShilpaObscenity charges

In April 2006, a Madurai court issued non-bailable warrants against Shetty and Reema Sen for "posing in an obscene manner" in photographs published by a Tamil newspaper. Big Brother'Big' racism row

Shetty was allegedly a target of racism and bullying by her Big Brother housemates, Jade Goody, Jo O'Meara and Danielle Lloyd. Shetty was mocked for her Indian accent and was branded "The Indian" and a "dog". Richard GereRichard Gere kissing incident

On 15 April 2007, Richard Gere kissed Shetty on the cheek several times during an AIDS-awareness event. The pair were appearing at a press conference in New Delhi as part of a campaign to preach safe sex to truck drivers in India and promote AIDS awareness. Sadhu kisses ShilpaSadhu kisses Shilpa

Shilpa was kissed on her cheek by a priest of Sakhigopal Temple in Puri, Orissa. The temple priest was so happy with the actress' visit to their temple that he could not hide his thrill and cast a kiss on Shilpa.