London, Aug 18 : Bollywood bombshell Shilpa Shetty has revealed that she is quite shocked at Jade Goody's decision to participate in India's Big Brother, but is happy at the same time, for she'll get a chance to show her ex-rival how welcoming Indians are.
In last year's Celebrity Big Brother, the 33-year-old actress was labelled 'Shilpa Poppadom' by Goody.
Goody, who also criticized eventual winner Shetty's cooking during the show, was branded a racist and Indians burnt effigies of her in the streets.
Now, mum-of-two Goody has decided to enter Indian BB house this weekend in a bid to clear her name.
The 27-year-old will also pocket a 100,000-pound fee.
"When I found out Jade was going on Big Brother India I was as shocked as when I first met her. Why go through this again," The Sun quoted show host Shetty, as saying.
"But part of me was really happy because it is an opportunity to show how welcoming we are.
"She's going in as someone who has had misconceptions about our country. I hope Jade learns first hand about our culture and how wonderful our people are," she added.