Masala mix: Shilpa rides high on love

She had it all - a great face and body, good films in hand and a fair bank balance. But when it came to matters of the heart, Shilpa Shetty found the going tough in Bollywood.

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Published: Wed 12 Aug 2009, 1:49 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Apr 2015, 1:24 PM

Shilpa with her Prince Charming Raj KundraFirst it was the much publicised affair with Akshay Kumar which, as predicted, ended in disaster, then came news of Suneil Shetty and Anurag Basu. Thankfully, all these affairs are a thing of the past for the Shetty lass whose current prince, Raj Kundra, has restored her faith in love, marriage and money.

Last June on Shilpa’s birthday, the Shettys flew to Dubai to celebrate at the glitzy Burj Al Arab. Unfortunately Shilpa’s bags went to another destination courtesy of the airline and she fell ill soon after landing here. But boyfriend Raj played attentive lover to the hilt, so much so that even her protecttive mother Sunanda Shetty was all praise for him. “He never left her side for a minute. He got her the best doctors and just looked after her 24 hours,” she reported. So turning 33 was a great experience after all!

Now Shilpa at 34 reads even better than that. This birthday, Raj gifted her with a two-bedroom penthouse costing approximately three million pounds in London’s most expensive locality. Incidentally, early last year, he had gifted her two entire floors of a posh building in Mumbai which reportedly cost him Rs24 crores.

If she wanted to record yoga DVDs, he sponsored them. He indulged her with her European tour of her musical Miss Bollywood. When Princess Shilpa wanted her own perfume – S2 – Raj was there to partly finance the fragrance.

Even her dream to turn producer – with SS Productions – is said to be a joint venture between them, with a posh office in a prestigious locality in Andheri.

Raj even went on to purchase the IPL cricket team worth Rs75 crores to fulfill Shilpa’s dream of being associated with sports. And he made sure that their team had the best coaches and promotion.

So in love is Raj that he spares no effort to plan the most expensive holidays for Shilpa. He booked an exotic villa in Marbella, Spain, for Shilpa and her family, to see in New Year 2009.

Even younger sister Shamita Shetty got a huge surprise bash on her birthday. And from what we hear, Raj even gifted Shilpa’s parents a luxurious vacation in Las Vegas.

If Shilpa is struggling to catch her breath with all this extravaganca, she now has the wedding to deal with.

The icing on the cake is Raj Mahal, the love nest Raj has chosen for Shilpa and him to live in once they tie the knot. It’s a seven-bedroom villa in England’s celeb locality, Surrey, which is said to have cost him a huge amount of money.

And now, he has proposed to Shilpa with a huge 14 carat heart shaped diamond ring.

Is it any wonder this sexy Shetty lady can’t stop grinning from ear to ear? She ain’t looking for love no more!

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