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Shilpa Shetty to launch ready meal range in Dubai

entertainment Updated: Sep 17, 2009 20:17 IST
Shilpa Shetty

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is all set to launch her range of Indian ready meals in Dubai by the end of this year.

Shilpa, who has become a global face thanks to her controversial win in the UK based reality show 'The Celebrity Big Brother, is "very excited" about the new venture, which will bring a range of "healthy, authentic" Indian ready meals to people across the emirate.

"Hope to cater to all those people who enjoy delicious, healthy, authentic Indian food that will be convenient to cook!" Shilpa wrote on her blog.

"Hoping to launch this line of readymade meals after Christmas in Britain. Will be branching out to Dubai and Jordan by end of this year, and many more in years to come," the blog, quoted by Arabian Business, said.

Shetty and partner Raj Kundra have acquired a stake in the V8 Gourmet Group, on of the UK's biggest Indian restaurant groups, which include The Bombay Bicycle Club Kitchens, Tiffinbites, and Vama restaurants.

The company is set to open two Tiffinbites in Dubai "very shortly" and a spokesman confirmed that it will launch the food range in Dubai "sometime after the New Year."

"Me being a self confessed foodie, also being synonymous with a healthy lifestyle, and to top it all being a Shetty, a surname associated with the food sector (pioneers in Udipi restaurants) in India, this was only a sign for us to think it right to invest and procure a 33 percent stake in V8."