Asians all over the United Kingdom have a lot of hopes and expectations from Deana Uppal; the new Indian after Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in the UK reality show Big Brother. But by the looks of it, as the show progresses, Deana is quite regularly crashing their hopes.
After a huge argument with a Housemate on Big Brother last week, Deana was seen 'faking' her sexuality on the show this week, pretending she was born a man and had an operation to remove her manhood.
Playing a prank on Housemate Becky Hannon, the sensational looking Deana told her, "I used to be a man. I thought you knew! Thought you'd read up on me. I don't want to make you uncomfortable, I thought you knew!"
But Deana's joke about a ‘sex-change surgery' didn't go well with another Housemate Luke Anderson, who was born a woman, and is still making the transformation from a woman to a man. Luke ended up blasting Deana for being "insensitive", after which she apologized and confessed she was joking.
Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar, who also happens to be Shilpa Shetty's ex-publicist and a specialist with handling publicity for participants on Bigg Boss (the Indian version of Big Brother), said, "one can't compare Deana to Shilpa."
Refusing to comment on Deana Uppal's goof-ups in Big Brother, the publicist noted, "When Shilpa participated on the show, she'd conducted herself with a lot of cultural ethics and dignity. It was this class and finesse that won her the hearts of Asians and Britons alike and made her the show's winner and an icon in UK."
"Deana seems to be a nice person, but it won't be easy for anyone to emulate that Shilpa-effect on a show which thrives on scandal," concluded the public relations expert. For the record, 23-year-old Deana, who lives in Mumbai now, is basically a model from Birmingham, and also the reigning Miss India UK.