'Shilpa's biography unauthorised'
The "biography" of Shilpa Shetty, which is doing roaring business in Britain and has hit Indian shores this week, is actually an unauthorised book, says the publicist of the actress Dale Bhagwagar.
"Shilpa has not spoken about her life to its author Julie Aspinall," Bhagwagar revealed.
Apparently, the Life In A... Metro star's quotes used in the Shilpa: The Biography is borrowed from various magazine and television interviews, her publicist said.
Also, the book is incorrectly termed "biography" as it misses out chronicling most aspects of her life and career, except for giving liberal accounts of her past relationship with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who co-starred with her in hits like Khiladi and Dhadkan and her participation in Britain's reality show Celebrity Big Brother, which she won.
Bhagwagar said: "The book concentrates on the happenings during and after Celebrity Big Brother and on Shilpa's iconic rise to fame followed by the transition from an actress to a diva".
Is Shilpa expected to release an authorised account of her life in the near future?
"Since last year, a new exciting phase has materialised for brand Shilpa Shetty. The market is huge and spread over countries, but Shilpa has many more miles to cover before picking up the pen," Bhagwagar said.
"Posterity isn't on her mind right now. What she is concentrating on is selecting her next character from varied scripts she has been receiving almost every week," he added.
Shilpa, who was seen in last year's two hits Apne and Life in a... Metro and toured Europe with her musical play "Miss Bollywood", is currently working in the Sunny Deol starrer, The Man.