Shilpa Shetty in puri templeIndian actress and reality television star Shilpa Shetty reacted furiously to allegations she was involved in a film shoot that breached protocol at a Hindu temple.

Authorities at the Sakhigopal temple in Puri last week lodged a police complaint about the Bollywood star and her crew filming inside the sacred building, press reports said.

But Shetty, who shot to fame over a race row on the British television show Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, dismissed the charges as “preposterous.”

“We didn’t even shoot in the temple, and the channel obviously took permission to shoot at the footsteps without which we couldn’t have proceeded,” she wrote on her blog on Saturday.

“I still don’t know why the FIR (first information report) is in my name because I was there hired as an actor to perform for the channel.”

She described the dispute as a waste of time when India had “a huge backlog of more important judiciary matters” and said she had been brought up to behave properly in and around temples.

Source: AFP

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