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Will Big Brother boost Shilpa's career?

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January 18, 2007 13:34 IST
Shilpa Shetty may be the victim of racism on the British reality show Big Brother, but the controversy has brought the actress, whose career was not really going places, an unexpected worldwide publicity bonanza.

In Britain, feminist Germaine Greer defended Shilpa in The Guardian, while The Independent showcased the issue on its front page on Thursday.

British MP Keith Vaz raised the issue in the British Parliament, the House of Commons, and Shilpa has Prime Minister Tony Blair rooting for her.

Back home, demonstrations have rallied to her support and condemned the racism on the show.

Do you think the publicity will work wonders for Shilpa's acting career? Can she use the Big Brother drama to leap onto the international stage, something Aishwarya Rai, who hails from the same Bunt community as Shilpa, has not been too successful in doing?

How can Shilpa profit best from this controversy? Tell us!

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