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Oh Goody!

tv Updated: Aug 16, 2008 17:49 IST
Rahul Sabharwal
Rahul Sabharwal
Hindustan Times
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Shilpa Shetty is all set to meet her old rival Jade Goody. And this time, the roles will be reversed — Goody will be the foreigner among a house full of Indian celebs taking part in the reality show Bigg Boss. And Shilpa Shetty will be her only link to the outside world.

The British celeb was evicted from Britain’s celebrity Big Brother last year for bullying Shilpa and making racist remarks. Goody reportedly agreed to be part of the Indian show to clear her name. “Jade wasn’t sure when she was first approached because she was worried about how the Indian housemates and public might react,” British newspaper The Sun quoted an unnamed source as saying.

In an interview with HT City, Shilpa Shetty said she holds no grudge against Jade Goody She even joked that “to win you must be goody-goody or Jade Goody.” But despite Shilpa’s good will, Goody is likely to find the going tough.

According to last year’s contestant Rupali Ganguli, this year’s Bigg Boss line up is likely to include item girl Sambhavna Seth, singer Mika, politician Sanjay Nirupam and starlet/singer Sherlyn Chopra.

Other contestants from Bigg Boss Season One don’t give Goody much of a chance. “If I was in the house with her, I’d slap her or lock her up. I just hate her,” said Bobby Darling.

Goody doesn’t speak Hindi, which was mandatory in the first season, points out Aryan Vaid. “I don’t know how she’ll manage. It will definitely make the show more interesting. After all, Jade Goody is an anglicised version of Rakhi Sawant — a loudmouth, crass yet honest.”

Model Carol Gracias said, “Let’s just hope she’s changed her mind about Indians by now.”

Last year, 50,000 viewers in the UK complained about her behaviour after she called Shetty ‘Shilpa Poppadom’ and mocked the way she ate. The British celebrity is reportedly being paid £100,000 for taking part in the show and has told her family she could be away for three months.

With inputs from IANS