Hollywood star Gere, 58, caused an outcry when he grabbed Shetty, 32, swept her backwards, and kissed her several times on the cheek at an Aids-awareness event earlier this year. Conservative hard-line Hindus claimed that the pair violated the country's anti-obscenity laws.
After the April incident, a regional court in India issued an arrest warrant against Gere, star of films like Pretty Woman and Chicago, and barred Shilpa from travelling abroad. But its ruling was overturned by the Supreme Court.Link
The star was only allowed today to join the dance troupe performing with her at the Miss Bollywood musical after prolonged questioning.
Shetty said: "I can understand something like this if I'd committed a criminal offence. But what was my offence, when I'm just an actor, going to perform a musical on foreign land."