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  • Big Brother: UK probes insults against Indian beauty July 11, 2012

    London: British police have questioned a man for posting racist comments as communications regulator Ofcom launched a probe after more than 1,000 complaints about racist insults hurled at Miss India UK Deana Uppal on reality show Big Brother. In scenes reminiscent of the abuse faced by Indian actress Shilpa Shetty from...
  • Ofcom is broadcasters' Big Brother May 25, 2007

    London: UK television regulator Ofcom has ordered Celebrity Big Brother to apologise onair for the racial row in it's last series involving actress Shilpa Shetty. According to a statement issued by Ofcom the reality show's Producers Endemol made serious editorial misjudgment thereby breaching the TV watchdog's code of conduct. ...
  • Media watchdog bites Big Brother May 24, 2007

    New Delhi: British TV regulator Ofcom on Thursday has asked Channel Fours reality television show Celebrity Big Brother to apologise onair over racist bullying of actor Shilpa Shetty. Ofcom's investigation found that Channel Four made serious editorial misjudgments which was compounded by a failure of its compliance process resulting in a...
  • Oh Shetty! It's all in the name January 30, 2007

    Mumbai: Shilpa Shetty's big win and Aishwarya Rai's boxoffice success and offscreen liaisons have been the toast of the showbiz season. But in the small south Indian community where both these women belong, the celebration is muted. Both Aishwarya and Shilpa belong to Karnataka's Bunt community, known for their entrepreneurship in...
  • Shilpa's win no big deal: Mahesh Bhatt January 29, 2007

    Mumbai: Actor Shilpa Shettys win at the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother evoked mixed response from her fans and film industry people back home. While Mahesh Bhatt slammed her win as that of a child winning an essay competition her father said he is proud of her. "The media...
  • Shilpa's mom defends Big Brother January 18, 2007

    Mumbai: The entire country is shouting from the rooftops slamming the racist treatment meted out to Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty at UKs reality show Big Brother. But Shilpas mother feels media is blowing the racism trumpet too much. "They are constantly showing her crying and sobbing on every channel. I'm...
  • Govt steps in for Shilpa Shetty January 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty made big news when she joined the league of nine international celebs on UKs Channel 4 reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother. However, Shilpa who is reportedly getting Rs 3 crore for her appearance on the show is now at the receiving end...
  • Shilpa's 'abusers' get threats | More January 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Shilpa Shetty racial abuse episode is threatening to snowball into a big issue in the UK with London police reportedly investigating threats against the "abusive" housemates of the reality show Celebrity Big Brother. The police say this is being done after an outburst of public concern over alleged...
  • NRI actress begins crusade for Shilpa January 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The allegations of racist slur against Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty in the UK reality TV show Big Brother have set in motion a series of protests in London. A number of NRIs and Indiaborn citizens have registered their strong disapproval with UKs independent media regulator Ofcom. Leading the brigade...
  • Shilpa faces racist bias on UK TV January 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is having a tough time on the British reality show Big Brother. A media watchdog in UK is investigating complaints that some other participants used racist slurs against Shilpa on the show. Ofcom has received over 2,000 complaints from Channel 4 viewers...