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Shilpa Shetty: Entertainment Industry Distances Itself From Her!

Not  one  individual  from Bollywood has come forward to express even a semblance  of solidarity for Shilpa Shetty

As  Shilpa Shetty husband Raj Kundra’s troubles are seen to mount, the Indian entertainment  industry  notorious  for  its  selfcentred attitude  , has  kept away from the  controversy.

Not  one  individual  from Bollywood has come forward to express even a semblance  of solidarity for Shilpa Shetty who has been  part  of the  film industry  for  almost 30 years , and has always been known  to  be  a good friend  to  many Bollywood denizens.

A  source  close  to  Shilpa Shetty says no one  from among her good friends  in the industry—and we  don’t need  to name them, just check  her party photos  and social media  images  to know who she  hung around with—has  bothered  to even make an obligatory  call, let alone extend  a hand in support .

Or ask about Shilpa Shetty‘s  children

An actor from a  film family tells me, “This(the  adult-content scandal) is too sleazy . It’s  not like  a routine controversy. No one  wants to be seen anywhere  near to  this.”

Where exactly  does  this  place  Shilpa Shetty? Not in  a very enviable position.   As  rumours of  her arrest gather  momentum  I recall a conversation with her  where she told me, “You can’t have  friends  in this  film industry. Over  here you are  friends  only as  long as  you are  working  together. Once  the working relationship ends, all other considerations automatically expire.  Your family and  a few  trusted friends  from  outside  the  film industry are  all one  has.”

Shilpa Shetty Family
Shilpa Shetty Family

In this hour  of abject  darkness  Shilpa Shetty whom I know  to be an extremely emotional  person, must be  counting her  friends, as they  evaporate one  by one.

Guru Dutt experienced  the solitude of  showbiz long ago when he sang Dekhi zamanein ki yaari bichde  sabhi baari  baari. Not that there is  any comparison between the two.  But Kaagaz Ke Phool and these  paper  fools  who  spend  fortunes in  keeping up an appearance   often at  the  cost of their integrity and  reputation,  are distant cousins.

 

BIO

Shilpa Shetty (born 8 June 1975) is an Indian film actress and model. Since making her debut in the film Baazigar (1993), she has appeared in nearly 40 Bollywood, Tamil, and Kannada films, her first leading role being in the 1994 Aag. Although she has been through years of decline during her career, Shetty has been willing to reinvent herself quite often.

Her performances in Dhadkan (2000) and Rishtey (2002) were appreciated, while her portrayal of an AIDS patient in Phir Milenge (2004) won her many accolades. Her younger sister Shamita Shetty is also a Bollywood film actress. Shetty has been embroiled in various controversies including suspected mafia links. In 2006 she was issued with a warrant on charges of obscenity.

After taking part in the British Celebrity Big Brother TV show in 2007, Shetty was crowned the winner with 63% of the final vote, after an international racism controversy involving her and fellow contestants Jade Goody, Jo O’Meara and Danielle Lloyd. This was followed by a re-establishment of her status in the film industry in 2007 when she appeared in two successive movies, Life in a… Metro and Apne, with her performance in the former drawing positive reviews.

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