Jade Goody doubts Shilpa Shetty’s ‘Big Brother’ winFebruary 27th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Cancer-stricken British reality TV star Jade Goody has penned her doubts about Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s 2007 win in “Celebrity Big Brother” show in her autobiography “Jade: Catch A Falling Star”. She says the win was orchestrated.
Infamous for her racist spat with Shilpa on the show, Goody has written that once she was inside the house, she began to have suspicions that Shilpa was getting special treatment from the producers, reports thesun.co.uk.
“I got the impression that the producers jumped through hoops for Shilpa Shetty. This was magnified in my mind because in the house she informed us of certain things (obviously none of this was screened, though).”
“Shilpa specifically told us all she had insisted on certain clauses in her contract. One was that if she went into the diary room and asked for something (within reason) she would get it,’” the autobiography further read.
Tension however built in the show when Goody spat out the phrase “Shilpa poppadom” for the Indian actress that resulted in the infamous “racist” controversy.
“Yes, I said those things and they are nasty, but I am not a racist… I shouldn’t have done that,” she apologised.
After exiting “Big Brother”, Goody was diagnosed with depression within a month and was admitted to rehabilitation centre The Priory, where she woke to a text that made her once again question the motives of the producers of the show and their apparent bias towards Shilpa.
“You okay, Jade? Standing here at the final. Shilpa’s won. The crowd is booing. But on TV everyone can only hear cheers,” Goody’s bodyguard had texted her after the finale results were announced.
The furore surrounding the spat however subsided and both actresses made peace. The mother-of-two even participated in “Bigg Boss”, the Indian version of “Big Brother”, which was hosted by Shilpa.
Goody was informed about her illness on the sets of “Bigg Boss”. She has only months to live.