Friday, September 28, 2007

Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty arrested at Mumbai Airport over her Kiss with Richard Gere

Shilpa Shetty arrested over Richard Gere kissShilpa Shetty image courtsey:

There's been a buzz on the internet relating to this incident that occured at the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai today (Wednesday, September 26). Shilpa Shetty was on her way to Germany for her West End musical 'Miss Bollywood', premiering in Berlin this weekend. There's been a court order preventing her from travelling abroad as she was wanted in a obscenity case over her infamous clinch with Richard Gere. It is to be noted that the news was a hoax and there's been no such thing as an arrest the authorities merely verified Shilpa Shetty's clearence papers.

Shilpa Shetty arrested over Richard Gere kissShilpa Shetty Richard Gere 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.Gere swooped down on Shetty after shouting in Hindi to thousands of truckers "No condom, no sex".Shilpa Shetty however went on to defend the actor, saying "so much has been blown out of proportion", and Richard Gere promptly apologised for causing offence.The event caused an outcry from the hardcore conservationists, they even burned both Shilpa Shetty s and Richard Ghere s posters claiming that the pair violated the country's anti-obscenity laws.

Richard Gere kissing Shilpa Shetty

Video Shilpa Shetty Richard Gere Kiss

This caused a court in Alwar district of Rajasthan to issued a 'look out notice' for Shilpa Shetty at the various international airports through the Police. The notice clearly stated that the actress shouldn't be allowed to leave the country untill the Richard Gere-Shilpa Shetty case was over.

But later the Supreme Court of India had ruled against this when Shilpa Shetty appealed and the actress was given permission to travel abroad. The immigration officials at the mumbai airport were however not aware of this update.

But unlike what has been told in various websites the truth is that she was only held for a few minutes to clarify the issue and to verify the court order. there's been sites claiming that Shilpa Shetty felt harassed, humiliated and harrowed. but we feel the official was just doing his job its his duty to clarify things. Shilpa Shetty s spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar is said to have asked " Is she expected to carry a copy of the Supreme Court order all her life?" well the answer is no she's not expected to carry it all her life but she will have to untill the case is setteled or till the court authorities care to inform the immigration personnel about the supreme court verdict. this incident being portrayed as an assault by india's culture police could only be looked upon as just a routine affair on the side of the airport authorities. to use Shilpa Shetty s words "so much has been blown out of proportion".

1 comment:

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