Shilpas new found love for old tormentor GoodyAugust 21st, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Over a year ago, Indian actress Shilpa Shetty and Brit star Jade Goody were at the centre of a storm of racism and bullying allegations, but now the two have put the past behind them.
Shetty has wished Goody well after the latter was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Jade has just left the Indian version of the show Celebrity Big Brother hosted by Shilpa and flown back to Britain to start treatment for her cancer.
And now, Shilpa has said that she wants to be there for Jade every step of the way after they forged an unlikely friendship and strong emotional connection.
I spoke with her. It was a private conversation, but weve exchanged numbers and weve put all our previous troubles in the past so Id wish only the best for her, the Mirror quoted her, as saying.
It is very emotional and Im really sad. When you spend time with somebody, whether theyre good, bad or ugly, you know the person. And when you know them you wouldnt wish something bad to happen to them.
I thought about her family and when I spoke to her she said: You know, Im really worried for my children, Ive been through a lot in my life but this is the worst.
It was so sad. You wouldnt wish this on your enemy. And Jade isnt my enemy. I felt very helpless, she said.
The tearful star added: I hope I stay in contact with her and Im not saying that for effect. I had no idea she had some clue that she might be ill when she went into the house.
I thought maybe it was luck the disease had been picked up during some routine health check shed had done for the show.
Shes already been through so much and nobody deserves to go through that much in a life. It must be difficult for a single mother, whos had a hard upbringing. We all deserve a second chance and she definitely does.(ANI)