'Big Brother' win 'triumph of right over wrong'
New Delhi, Jan 30: Admitting for the first time the gravity or seriousness of the alleged racist remarks made against her on the Big Brother show, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has termed her win on the show a 'triumph of right over wrong.'
Speaking to a London Daily in an interview after she emerged as the winner on the 'Celebrity Big Brother' reality show yesterday, Shilpa, describing the alleged racist bullying in the 'Big Brother' house as a battle between 'right and wrong,' said, ''It was not a battle between brown and white. It was a battle between right and wrong. And right won.''
Talking to the 'daily Mirror' of London, Shilpa, for the first time, expressed both shock and surprise at the 'deeply upsetting' remarks made by Jade Goody, her housemate in the show.
''I'd no idea it was so bad. They are so mean. Why didn't someone stop them? It hurts me deeply. Look at me ... I am shaking,'' Shilpa told the Daily Mirror.
For Shilpa, who had been last week quoted as saying that she was not subject to any racism on the show, said it was only now, after she saw the footage of the goings on inside the house, that the 'horrible reality' of the nasty remarks was sinking in.
''This is so petty, so juvenile, so nasty. There is hatred there and that hurts deeply. Only now, this is sinking in. I am someone who has never been judgmental, but Jade's behaviour is obnoxious, very aggressive, nasty and suffocating,'' Shilpa said.
Expressing surprise at the various comments made by her housemates, many of them behind her back, Shilpa said, ''Why are they laughing? Why did no one step in to help? What had I done that was so wrong? Can you believe this is the epitome of womanhood? I can't believe women will act like that. It's totally alien to me.'' However, soon Shilpa's initial sense of shock was replaced by her expression of concern for Jade and Jo (her housemates), who, she said, needed professional help rather than condemnation.
''Jade and Jo need professional help, not condemnation. I am someone who believes in karma ... what you have sowed will be repaid,'' she said.
About Jade, she said, ''What she did was horrible and upsetting, but she's very young and stupid. I don't think she did it consciously but it was to make sure she didn't get nominated by the girls.''