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Thursday 18 September 2014

Shilpa Shetty plans TV career in UK

Shilpa Shetty
Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty and Jade Goody
Hollywood actor Richard Gere, left, hugs and kisses Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty during and event for HIV-AIDS awareness in New Delhi, India

Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty could become a familiar face on British television screens.

The Indian actress (33) plans to spend more time in the UK after buying a house in Surrey and is in discussions about future roles.

Her agent Max Clifford said: “I am talking to several TV people about potential work for Shilpa.

“I have had several discussions with various TV executives in the last couple of months. There is a lot of interest in her. She is looking to spend more time over here because she likes it.”

Shilpa, who has appeared in numerous Indian-language films, recently bought a home in Weybridge’s St George’s Hill estate with boyfriend Raj Kundra.

Her first foray into the British media came in 2007 when she won a controversial series of Celebrity Big Brother.

It attracted global attention when Jade Goody and other housemates were accused of racism and bullying towards the glamorous star.

But Shilpa and Jade were later reconciled and the pair became friends.

They appeared together on the Indian version of the show last year, when Jade received the news she had cervical cancer.

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