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Goody goes gently

Our hearts went out to Jade ‘Shilpa’s Pal’ Goody when we learnt — on the reality TV show Bigg Boss — that she has been diagnosed with cancer.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2008 23:15 IST

Our hearts went out to Jade ‘Shilpa’s Pal’ Goody when we learnt — on the reality TV show Bigg Boss — that she has been diagnosed with cancer. Now comes the double shock that she will one day die. But taking the sting away comes the news that she will be prepared for the Big Reality TV in the Sky. Talking to the hallowed OK! magazine, Ms Goody has stated that she has started planning for her funeral. Quite understandably, she wants “people to cry over me”.

As far as cynics are concerned, they can keep their talk about an extended 15 minutes of fame to themselves. We understand Ms Goody. We also understand that the need to be under the spotlights is as human as poppadams need to be brittle. Ms Goody’s journey from a humble dental nurse to a tabloid celeb, with her own brand of best-selling perfume, has been an inspiration to many — especially those who don’t have the courage to share their post-life details with glossy mags.

Might we suggest that Ms Goody choose the right production house to capture her last moments on Earth. Think of the live audience she can get.