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Jade's sari dreams come undone

Jade Goody wanted to pose in a sari for an Asian women's magazine but the move was vetoed.

tv Updated: Mar 14, 2007 16:36 IST

Shilpa Shetty’s tormentor on the British reality TV show Big Brother Jade Goody wanted to pacify the anger of the Indian people by posing in a sari for an interview to a leading British-Asian mag.

Goody, who was booted off the show following racist remarks in which she called the Indian actress "'Shilpa Daroopa, Shilpa F***awala, Shilpa Poppadom", was in India at the beginning of this month as part of her PR campaign to smooth ruffled feathers.

Goody, who was interviewed by Asiana, Britain's biggest-selling Asian women's magazine, also wanted to pose in a sari.

However, the move was vetoed by the mag, who felt that the stunt was not suitable, revealed Shihab Salim, editor-in-chief of Asiana.<b1>

"The option of doing a photoshoot with her in a sari was flatly rejected!" the Daily Mail quoted Salim, as saying.

And, if the editors were a little bit unsure as to whether or not they should run the story of Goody’s trip to India, Salim revealed that it was really Goody’s ignorance about the country that decided to make them go ahead, especially since a lot of other people have the same notions as her.

"But our decision to run the story was sealed when she came back with priceless quotes such as 'I now know to tell my kids Pakistani people are not from India,'" she said.

As for why she went to India, well Goody told the mag that she did so because she wanted to “give something back”.

"I offended a lot of people in India. I wanted to give something back. I didn't just want to send a cheque, I wanted to find out about the work the charities do for myself," she said.