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Special dinner for Shilpa Shetty in House of Commons

world Updated: Jan 05, 2010 19:54 IST

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Keith Vaz, Labour MP of Indian origin, will host a special dinner at the House of Commons in honour of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra tomorrow to celebrate the couple's wedding.

"I am absolutely thrilled that we are able to celebrate the wedding of Shilpa and Raj in the House of Commons. The wedding ceremony in India was an absolutely beautiful occasion and I am so pleased to be able to bring some of the celebrations to the UK. Both Shilpa and Raj have done so much for charitable causes," Vaz told PTI.

The dinner is likely to be attended by a large number of MPs and leaders from across the political spectrum. Shetty became a house hold name in Britain for her restrained demeanour in the face of racist provocation on Celebrity Big Brother two years ago.

The 34-year-old actress is also one of the International Patrons of Silver Star, the charity organisation founded by Vaz three years ago to highlight diabetes awareness. Vaz attended Raj, 33, and Shilpa's wedding in Mumbai in November 2009.

Vaz said British MPs and Ministers headed by the Leader of the House of Commons and Equality Minister Harriet Harman MP, leading members of the Asian community and corporate leaders will be amongst the guests.

Chefs at the House of Commons have created a special desert called 'Shilpa's Delight', Vaz said.