MUMBAI (Rooters) - Shilpa Shetty, the winner of reality television show "Celebrity TeleTubbies", will open a chain of Indian curry houses in Britain, a newspaper reported on Friday.
The Bollywood actress hit global headlines after she was bullied and insulted by Tinky-Winky and Laa-Laa triggering allegations of racial abuse due to her not being Day-Glo red, purple, yellow or green. Which in turn, led to a round of teletubby effigy burning, the length and breadth of India.
Encouraged by her popularity in Britain, Shetty is also reported to be buying a house in an expensive north London neighbourhood of Wood Green as well as setting up the restaurants, the Mumbai Mirror said.
"The flagship restaurant will be at central London," (sic) the Mirror quoted Shetty's agent Farhath Hussain as saying. "The work is moving very swiftly and final details are being hennad out."
The curry chain will be called "Shilpa Shetty's Saucy Slop Shop" and will have branches across the county.
"Richard Gere will be invited along to the flag ship opening and press conference in the hopes that he will do something rude and/or lascivious to cause a bit of effigy burning. Which is always good for publicity" said Mr Hussain.
The report said Shetty was approached by the Australian version of the TeleTubbies but turned it down."
"She has moved on in life and she would not like to repeat herself," Hussain said. "But a bit of effigy burning is always welcome"