Shilpa has just moved her production house S2 into a bigger office. Initially, her banner was operating out of a 2BHK space on Andheri Link Road but now she has moved her office premises to a bungalow. Shetty's new office has been done up by interior designer Pritesh, in consultation with the actress and her mom, Sunanda.
S2's new office is close to the MHADA Telephone Exchange in the Four Bungalows area of Andheri. It's a spacious two-storeyed bungalow, There are a lot of Ganesha figurines handpicked by the mother-daughter jodi. There is also a lot of feng shui stuff like bamboo shoots and fountains.
Shilpa plans to launch her film next year, and is working on some projects abroad. A source close to the actress says, "The Shilpa Shetty Foundation is expanding and with her film production, Shilpa needed lots of space. The new office has been done up in a corporate style sleek and elegant in steel, chrome and pastel shades." Shilpa wants to sell off her old office property on Andheri Link Road.
Last night, Shilpa left for New York. She has been invited to be the Grand Marshall for August 15 for the Independence Day parade. Raj Kapoor was the first film personality to attend the India Parade Day in New York. She says, "It's an honor to be the Grand Marshall. It's a grand event and is attended by 60,000 Indians. I will also be attending dinners with several VIPs and politicians on August 16 and 17."
This will be one of those few events that beau Raj Kundra won't be accompanying Ms Shetty. She adds, "He's busy with work in London and I shall join him on my way back." Shilpa's outfits (see designs alongside) for the events have been designed by Tarun Tahiliani. While one is a long Mughal kurta with churidar sleeves and gillet embroidered with jewel motifs the other is a French lace sari encrusted with a dazzling array of crystalised Swarovski diamonds. The blouse is fluted with delicate spray of jewel flowers.