Shilpa’s birthday party ruined, but no regrets

June 9th, 2008 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS  

By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) It was planned as her perfect birthday bash in Dubai, but Shilpa Shetty couldn’t attend it. She lost her baggage and then went down with fever. But she has no regrets. The ordeal for Shilpa began when she landed at the international airport in Dubai with her sister Shamita, parents, and companion Raj Kundra for the Saturday night party to bring in her birthday the next day.

Her bag went missing at the airport.

“This, let me tell you, is the story of my life,” the ever-optimistic and cheerful Shilpa laughed while speaking from Dubai on phone. “No journey of mine is complete without losing a bag. It could be a hopping flight from Mumbai to Pune. But if I don’t lose baggage, the journey is incomplete.”

Unfortunately the baggage that Shilpa lost in Dubai Saturday contained the outfit she was supposed to wear for her big birthday bash.

Late in the afternoon she went shopping with her sister for the party in the night … A party that she finally couldn’t attend.

“I’ve been on antibiotics for the past week. Ever since I got repeatedly wet in artificial rain for a song with Sunny Deol in ‘The Man’, I’ve been suffering these bouts of fever and coughing. I was in Delhi earlier last week. The humidity only aggravated my condition. It got worse on Saturday. A doctor had to be called.”

Shilp couldn’t attend her own birthday party. But she has no regrets “because I spent the evening with my family. To me there can be no better way to bring in my birthday.”

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