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Stay out of India, Lilo

Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan may never be welcome in India again. Here's why.

entertainment Updated: Apr 10, 2010 01:46 IST
Damini Purkayastha

Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan may never be welcome in India again. Lohan’s documentary, Lindsay Lohan’s Indian Journey, which shows off her work with orphans in the country, was released earlier this month and has landed the actress in trouble. It’s being panned by viewers, attacked on blogs and the orphanage she worked with in India, Bachpan Bachao, is planning to take action against her.

“We saw the documentary on Thursday and it feels like a publicity stunt. Things we discussed were not shown accurately,” says Rakesh Senger, National Secretary, Bachpan Bachao. “We’re considering legal action.”

They aren’t the only ones. Telegraph.co.uk reports, “Senior civil servants in New Delhi are studying the case and will rule on whether her name will be added to an immigration blacklist.” The report probes Lohan’s claims that she rescued 40 girls. The film premiered on UK’s BBC3 this week with just 2,24,000 viewers. Even a repeat telecast of a 1951 Gene Kelly film, aired at the same time, had more viewers.

Blogger Perez Hilton posted the documentary on his site, calling it “Lindsanity’s Documentary”. A few viewers feel Lohan’s heart is in the right place but most feel otherwise. “Anyone can go to a country and find examples of poverty and hardship,” said blogdouche. Be-Atch says, “She is only doing this for PR” while Blameon says, “She was obnoxious”.

Lamar Latrell says, “I know a make up person who worked on this video and she told me the whole time all Lindsay did was bitch and moan about the dirty little kids touching her.”