Shilpa Shetty To Marry Raj Kundra In Autumn

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Celebrity Big Brother star Shilpa Shetty is to marry Raj Kundra, the London-based Indian businessman, this autumn, the Bollywood actress’s father has revealed in an application to an Indian court.

Shetty became a household name overnight in Britain after she was racially abused live on television by the late Jade Goody.

The couple formed a successful business partnership following her appearance on the reality television show. Their business empire includes a £10 million stake in the Rajasthan Royals Twenty20 cricket team and a recently acquired food company.

The Bollywood star’s father Surendra Shetty revealed the couple’s wedding plans in an application for his passport to be returned to allow him to attend the event. It was confiscated after he was charged with threatening a business associate he claimed owed money to his daughter.

He is accused of sending gangsters to collect a debt from Sari manufacturer Pankaj Agarwal after his firm Praful Sarees failed to pay Ms Shetty for a modeling assignment when her Bollywood career was at a low point. Since then Mr Shetty and his wide Sunanda have only been able to travel overseas with the court’s permission.

In his application he told the court the wedding would take place between September and the end of December in Britain.