Shilpa rubbishes temple complaint as 'uncalled for tamasha'

Shilpa rubbishes temple complaint as 'uncalled for tamasha'

Shilpa Shetty

The star who shot for a reality show at the Shakhi Gopal Temple in Orissa, was later named in an FIR lodged by the temple authorities who alleged that Shetty and her team had broken the protocol of the Hindu temple.

"It is preposterous. The fact of the matter is that we didn’t even shoot in the temple...I still don't know why the FIR is in my name because I was there hired as an actor to perform for the channel. The production wasn't mine...They have to stop making scapegoats of celebrities," wrote the actress in her blog.

Shetty who shot to international fame after winning the British reality TV show 'Big Brother' said that she grew up in a spiritual family and knows how to conduct herself in religious places.

"Being born into a spiritual family I know how to conduct myself, I've spent a good part of my life visiting temples all over, so there was a report that said I walked into the temple with slippers on! Please stop this uncalled for tamasha," wrote the actress.

The actress was at the centre of another controversy in 2007 when a FIR was filed against her after the infamous incident where Hollywood actor Richard Gere hugged and kissed her publicly during a AIDS awarenes show.