Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Shilpa begins work on Yoga video
It's meditation and deep breathing time in India for Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty after the pressures of winning Celebrity Big Brother.

Shetty told the Mumbai-based DNA newspaper that she was hard at work on a yoga video. "I'm not supposed to talk about it," said Shetty, a fitness enthusiast. "But yes, we're working really hard to make the project special."

British distribution company Eros International, which brought in Shetty as a health icon for the video, sees a potential overseas market resulting from her appearance on the reality show, the newspaper said.

The 31-year-old Indian actress won the show in January. BB celebrity contestant Jade Goody outraged the public and sparked allegations of racism by bad-mouthing Shetty's cooking of Indian food and mocking her accent.

Shetty later said the behaviour of her primary tormentor, Goody, was motivated by jealousy and insecurity and not racism.

Shetty has acted in more than 40 Bollywood movies since her 1993 debut. Her latest movie, Metro, a Hindi-language film about careers pushing love to second place, is to be released next month.

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