With fading celebrity Jade Goody said to be 'hours from death' the world's most beautiful woman, Shilpa Shetty, who once had an argument with the stricken reality star over a chicken stock cube, was said to be 'rushing to her side' to say goodbye yesterday.
In recent months the two women have reportedly put their feud behind them and become firm friends, with Goody even inviting the Indian Beauty to be a bridesmaid at her recent wedding. "She desperately wanted to be there to support her friend" a source close to Miss Shetty told reporters "But unfortunately she had to wait in for her new washing machine to be delivered"
Friends of the Bollywood actress, who is said to have wanted a part in Oscar winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" but missed out because she couldn't act, are reportedly worried about the haughty superstar's emotional state since her friend Goody's health deteriorated. "All she has been able to think about is rushing to the UK to see her brave friend Jade" a close friend explained. "She was going to drop everything and charter a private jet, but unfortunately can't leave until tomorrow afternoon because she has to put out her recycling in the morning"
Shetty was unavailable for comment today, but a source close to the gorgeous young starlet, told reporters "Miss Shetty is desperate to get to the UK to see her brave friend Jade and will be rushing to be by her side soon. Unfortunately before she leaves she has five lines to learn for her new film, so it is unlikely that she will be able to get away before next Friday"
With news of Goody's health deteriorating rapidly, Shetty was said to be "beside herself" and won't be happy until she is by Jade's side. "She will be racing to the UK immediately" an aide of the bright-eyed beauty announced "Unfortunately she has a massage, bikini wax, facial and manicure booked and feels it would be unfair to cancel at such short notice"
The exact whereabouts of the sultry temptress, who once drove 'A Team' actor Dirk Benedict close to suicide by bending over near him in shorts, are unknown but officials at Mumbai airport confirmed that Shetty will be leaving for the UK on Monday but that due to her fear of flying she will travel overland by Elephant"