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Jade Goody granted Indian tourist visa

CNN-IBN
Jun 18, 2007 at 10:35am IST

New Delhi: Former Big Brother housemate Jade Goody, who allegedly passed racist remarks against actress Shilpa Shetty has been granted a six month tourist visa to India.

According to the Indian High Commission in London, Goody had earlier applied for a normal tourist visa to visit India. The exact dates of her visit to India are yet to be finalised.

Meanwhile after Friday night's round of evictions Shilpa Shetty has become the bookies' favourite to win the reality show on Sunday.

GOODY BECOMES GUEST: Goody had earlier applied for a normal tourist visa to visit India.

But whether she wins or not this weekend, Shetty, who has already made millions from a 14-year career in Bollywood, will reap the benefits of emerging from the race furor with her dignity intact.

In addition to the 367,000 pounds fee she was reportedly paid by Endemol, there is a 100,000 pounds contract on the table to present Cricket Star - a new X Factor-style reality show - which she will consider with her mother Sunanda, who is also her manager, and UK agent Jazz Barton, after she comes out of the house.

The Indian version of Cricket Star has been a success and the show's chief executive Fraser Castellino has described Shetty as "perfect host" for its UK version, to begin in summer.

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