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    Shilpa Shetty eyes Hollywood

    By Staff

    Monday, January 29, 2007
    UNI: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who was the centre of international attention following the racial controversy on UK's 'celebrity Big Brother' reality show, is eyeing a Hollywood stint by signing a British team comprising leading UK publicist and lawyers to handle her career abroad.

    UK's leading publicist and media professional Max Clifford of Max Clifford Associates has been signed as her UK publicist while Carter-Ruck, the biggest law firm in Britain which handles celebrities, will look after Shilpa's UK assignments, Dale Bhagwagar, publicist and spokesman of the actress told UNI here yesterday.

    ''Max Clifford is the most remarkable, enterprising and admirable publicist Shilpa could have had in UK. Shilpa has already made a mark for herself on the international scene and she has now got a dream team to work on her career overseas,'' he said.

    Farhat Hussain of Cine Entertainment Promoters, a top celebrity show organizer of Indian origin, will be her UK agent, while Tasleem Begani will be her manager, he informed.

    Mr Hussain will be responsible for getting Hollywood movies as he has brought top Hollywood shows in Britain in the last two decades.

    ''From now on, Shilpa has a whole new world to look forward to. Mike will publicise her in the UK and US media,'' he added.

    Dale said offers have started pouring in for the actress even when she reached the finals of the reality show. Her mother, Sunanda, is in London and she has signed the British team on behalf of Shilpa to promote her career overseas.

    Shilpa, who started her carrer in 1993 with Baazigar, is awaiting the release of her latest movies Metro directed by Anurag Basu and Apne directed by Anil Sharma in the first half of 2007.

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