Sep 28, 2007

Shilpa Shetty Interrogated at Airport

The Big Brother winner, Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty has reportedly been detained in India over her infamous kiss with Richard Gere. The Celebrity shed tears after being stopped at Mumbai Airport, according to reports, on her way to the opening of the Miss Bollywood musical in Berlin. Shetty was held at Mumbai Airport by immigration officials who had no record of a Supreme Court ruling which overturned a ban on her leaving the country. They said she was still wanted for obscenity charges over the kiss.

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."


MiladyM said...

This absolutely stupid. Miss Shetty had no idea Mr. Gere was going to "Molest" her in public. Are the men in India so stupid that they go after women for being "indecent" if they are attacked and raped? From the treatment of Miss Shetty, I would think the answer would be very evident! Shame on these men!

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