Friday, January 05, 2007

Shilpa Shetty in Big Brother (Day 2)

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Just 24 hours into the show, Shilpa almost fell off her narrow bed thrice. Any chance she's regretting the decision to join Big Brother? But she seems happy enough.

The Bollywood diva joined singer Jo O'Meara in trying to pronounce 'The A-Team' actor Dirk Benedict's name. Apparently, Shilpa's attempts to pronounce 'Dirk' were amusing columnist Carole Malone to no end.

"Dirk? Duck? Deuck?"

"It sounds like you call him Duck," says Jo.

"Duck Benedict. It sounds like a dish," giggles Shilpa. An endearing quality - that of being able to laugh at herself.

But the actress doesn't give up. She asks Jermaine Jackson's opinion. And the trio try out their versions of Dirk's moniker.

When Dirk walks in, he says he prefers Shilpa's accented version of his name.
[Hurrah for Shilpa]

Later in the day, Shilpa turns meditation guru for Carole and filmmaker Ken Russell, the oldest housemate.

But not for long. The trio had only just sat cross-legged on the floor and begun breathing in when Ken suffers a coughing fit.

The impromptu session is interrupted again when Carole complains that her chest hurts.

Shilpa offers a plausible explanation.

"You're not breathing right. We're so occupied with life and the stuff we have to do that we don't breathe."

Hope that satisfied her students.

DAILY HIGHLIGHTS of Shilpa's stint on Big Brother
Shilpa wins: The final moments
Day 26
Day 25
Day 24
Day 23
Day 22
Day 21
Day 20
Day 19
Day 18
Day 17
Day 16
Day 15
Day 14
Day 13
Day 12
Day 11: Part Two
Day 11
Day 10: Part Two
Day 10
Day 9
Day 8
Day 7
Day 6
Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1

SPOOF - Shilpa nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
COMMENT - Of India, Sexual Racism and Shilpa Shetty
ANALYSIS - Racism on Big Brother: Shilpa Shetty to win
FORUM - Racism on Big Brother
Shilpa says Jade's behaviour not racial

The Best of Shilpa Shetty on Big Brother
And the winner is - Shilpa Shetty
Day 14 - The Jade-Shilpa row
Day 11 - Shilpa in the Jackson Five band
Day 20 - Shilpa's Showgirl routine
Day 19 - Shilpa's Aunt Jameela act

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