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Shilpa rules over taste buds now

Friday, August 28, 2009 • Tamil Comments

She took over Bollywood, took the mantle of IPL, launched beauty spas… and now she is set out to rule the food kingdom. Shilpa Shetty along with her fiancé has entered into partnership with an international food company, V8 Gourmet Group.

The diva has shared her excitement through her blog, “It gives me great pleasure to announce that Raj Kundra (fiance) and me have invested with the V8 Gourmet Group... Got to acknowledge the fact that Indian food is much enjoyed (chicken tikka masala becoming the nation's favourite) and has a huge market in Britain.” The couple have invested 33% stake in V8 that comprises brands like Vama, The Bombay Bicycle Club and Tiffinbites. They are also into airline catering and soon will introduce readymade Indian meals that will be under 10 percent fat, the actress revealed.

She was very pleased that their restaurants were frequently visited and appreciated by A-list clientele like Brad Pitt, Woody Allen, Mick Jagger, His Highness King Abdullah of Jordan, Bryan Adams, Rowan Atkinson and Uma Thurman, Big B and Saif Ali Khan. But she clarified that the food chain were not in honour of Jade Goody and such reports were all baseless. According to sources, Shilpa said, “We will be branching out to Dubai and Jordan by end of this year, and many more in years to come.”

It is said that the company will soon introduce a range of ready meals, pickles and chutneys, called ‘Shilpa's Gourmet Creations’.

Now Shilpa truly can be called a mirchi gal!

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