But the reports doing rounds now is that, the license holders of the musical, Harris International are based in Dubai and hence the story on Shilpa being booted out cannot be true. Harris says, "There are no immediate plans for a second run only because Shilpa is going to be super busy with a whole lot of announced and unannounced films, endorsements and other assignments chalked out till mid 2009".
Further clarifying things, is M.S. Ajmal, of Harris International, who opined, "After our run in Germany, UK and Holland, offers are constantly pouring in from Australia and the United States too for putting up shows of the musical. Ever since 'Big Brother' and Richard Gere happened to her, Shilpa is in great demand in all these countries and is looked upon as the face of contemporary Bollywood. But we haven't yet zeroed in on plans for a second innings yet".
Well, all looks contradictory as the initial reports suggested that Shilpa did give herself a hike after the stupendous success of the first series of 'Miss Bollywood', which left Farhath Hussain stranded. Defending the actress, our well-placed source says, "Shilpa is an extremely professional person and not the kind to trouble anyone. She's a rich girl and doesn't run after money. She's been lucky to always get what she deserves".
Well, amidst all reports, the question of whether the Brand Diva, Shilpa aims for perfection, creativity or is it money that matters, still remains unanswered.-(SAMPURN)