International talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has reportedly landed in Mumbai and will meet a variety of well-known figures and celebrities on Monday at a dinner hosted by socialite Parmeshwar Godrej.
It was reported that Winfrey is headed to India, but her arrival date was kept under wraps. It is not known when she arrived in the city.
That she is here became known only when novelist and columnist Shobhaa De posted a tweet saying, "Looking forward to meeting the Big O (Oprah) tonight! She is the most amazing, inspiring, influential woman on planet earth. Welcome to Mumbai!"
Sameera Reddy also tweeted: "Looking forward to meeting Oprah Winfrey at a dinner hosted by Parmeshwar Godrej tonight! I'm a huge fan of hers."
In an earlier tweet, De wrote: "Oprah to be hosted in Mumbai at a swish black tie dinner on the 16th. The party isn't being thrown by any of the wannabe socialites. Guess who?"
However, there is buzz that Winfrey might meet Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, whom she hosted on her popular talk show. She might also meet Beti B.
"Oprah is coming here to shoot a documentary and she has expressed a desire to meet. She is always very respectful and very loving towards both of us and it'll be wonderful to meet her," Abhishek had said.
This is Winfrey's first visit to India and she is also expected to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival scheduled for later this month.
The visit is largely a part of her new show Next Chapter, which will see Winfrey travelling around the world and interviewing celebrities. She is accompanied on her India trip by spiritual guru Deepak Chopra.