In a desperate attempt to save her image and career Jade Goody is now planning to come to
The Indian government Thursday clarified that the controversial British TV star Jade Goody, accused of hurling racist abuses at Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, would not be an official guest if she visits the country, but could come and 'cleanse' herself.
Goody, who has reportedly approached the Indian high commission in Britain for a visa after the country's tourism office invited her, can visit India 'just like any other tourist', said Tourism Minister Ambika Soni.
'It (the advertisement appeared in
Londonnewspapers inviting Goody to ) was an open invitation. It was asking her to come and see the wellness facilities we have here and that she could come and clear herself of the racist feelings she has,' Soni told reporters here. India
Reports suggested that Goody's acceptance of the invitation had put the government in a dilemma over playing host to her after New Delhi officially expressed its displeasure at her racist remarks during the Channel 4 reality TV show 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
But Soni clarified that there was no official invitation for the British TV star.
One of Shilpa’s friends Divya Puri commented about Goody’s tour:
"Why come over in such a blaze of publicity? It would clearly be a PR stunt," Divya told The Mirror. "She should come over quietly in six months and not make a fuss, then we'll know she is genuine."
Another report published in Times of India, says that government’s invitation to Goody was unnecessary as she has already visited the country. In April 2006, Goody came to the state of
After all these, THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION IS “SHOULD JADE GOODY VISIT INDIA AND APPOLOGISE TO THE PEOPLE FOR HER BEHAVIOR?” what do you think?