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Playing “Amitabh Bachchan” onscreen most difficult task of my life, says Shilpa Shetty

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Mumbai, Sep 27 : Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra will next be seen disguising herself as megastar Amitabh Bachchan in filmmaker Farah Khans TV show “Lip Sing Battle”. She says playing Amitabh onscreen was the most different task of her life.

Shilpa took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a photograph in which she can be seen flaunting Amitabh’s popular “Jumma chumma de de” look.

“Playing ‘the legend’ Amitabh Bachchan, the man I love, adore and eulogise… Don’t know how I gathered the gumption to do this. Huge pressure. Farah Khan the things you make me do. ‘Lip Sing Battle’,” Shilpa wrote alongside the image.

She added: “Totally into it! Only love Amitabh Bachchan sir. My ode to you! The most difficult task of my life. Respect.”

Aired on Star Plus, “Lip Sing Battle” is an Indian adaptation of the successful international show “Lip Sync Battle”. It features a string of A-listers not only from Bollywood, but also television actors and sports personalities.(ians)

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Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra Faces an Unpleasant Experience of ‘Racism’ at Sydney Airport

Along with the note, Shilpa Shetty Kundra also posted a picture of her bag and asked her followers "whether it is oversized or not"

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Shilpa Shetty faces racism at Sydney airport. (Wikimedia commons)

Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Sunday alleged that she faced an unpleasant experience for being “brown” at the Sydney airport over her cabin luggage. Upset by an official who was curt, she says people’s tone must not change with preference to colour.

Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who dealt with racism in 2007 when she was a contestant on the fifth season of the British reality show “Celebrity Big Brother” — which she went on to win — faced the latest experience while boarding a plane for Melbourne from Sydney.

The 43-year-old took to Instagram to share the ordeal with a Qantas Airways lady staff member over a cabin luggage, which was deemed as ‘oversized’ at the check-in counter.

A furious Shilpa wrote: “At the check-in counter, met a grumpy Mel (that’s her name) who decided it was ‘okay’ to speak curtly to ‘us’ (brown people!) travelling together. I was flying business and had 2 bags (my allowance) and she insisted and decided my half empty duffel bag was oversized (to check-in), so she sent us to check it in at the other counter dealing with ‘oversized luggage’.

“There a polite lady (yes this one was) said, ‘This is not an oversized bag, please check this in manually if you can at another counter’ (all this happening while the counter is going to shut in five minutes).

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Shilpa Shetty Kundra.

“As the manual check-in wasn’t going through for five minutes (we tried), I went upto Mel and requested her to put the bag through as her colleague said it wasn’t an oversized bag. She refused again… Just being adamant especially when I told her this is causing a lot of inconvenience.

“We had no time to waste so we ran to the oversized baggage counter and requested her to put the bag through which she did after I told her that rude Mel had issues! To which another colleague joined in and reiterated my duffle wasn’t oversized and could’ve easily been checked in.”

The “Dhadkan” actress said her intention to narrate her experience is to make Qantas Airways take cognisance of the matter.

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“Their staff must be taught to be helpful and tone can’t change with preference to colour. ‘We’ are not pushovers and they must know that being callous and rude will not be tolerated,” she added.

Along with the note, Shilpa Shetty Kundra also posted a picture of her bag and asked her followers “whether it is oversized or not”. (IANS)