When Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra almost got divorced, thanks to Anurag Basu. Here's how it happened

It is hard to get how someone can play a prank on issues like divorce but that is exactly what happened on the sets of ‘Super Dancer 3’, which is being judged by actor Shilpa Shetty, director Anurag Basu and choreographer Geeta Kapoor.

According to a report in DNA, Anurag decided to play a prank on Shilpa and nearly got her divorced from her husband Raj Kundra. Here’s how it happened: He got hold of Shilpa’s phone (when she’s wasn’t watching) and sent a message to her mother that Shilpa had a huge fight with Raj and was getting a divorce from him.

In time, Geeta informed Shilpa of Anurag’s prank. The actor immediately sprung into action and took away her phone from the Jagga Jasoos director and called her mother. She explained that all this was just a prank and that she should never believe anybody informing her of Shilpa’s pregnancy or separation unless she herself informs her mother.


Choreographers Farah Khan and Geeta Kapoor with actor Shilpa Shetty on the sets of Super Dancer 3 in Mumbai on March 11, 2019.

The report quoting her said: “No need to panic maa. Everything is fine. Anurag dada sent that message from my phone. Don’t ever believe if you get any messages that I am pregnant or separating till I myself come and tell you.”

The actor may not be active in films, but has her hands full as a reality TV dance show host. Speaking at the recently concluded 20th FICCI Frames about her long career, she said that she wouldn’t have lasted this long had it not been for rejections.

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She told PTI: “I always felt I am doing the right work. I am hard working. I hide under sofa when I see my old films. Back then in films I had blonde hair, used to wear blue lenses and red lipstick. I wonder how I got opportunities.

“I think it was all destiny. There is no successful person who hasn’t faced failure. The more you get rejected you rise and give your best.”

In January this year, she had revealed that she would be coming out with a health app too. Speaking at the first edition of Hindustan Times Palate Festival, the IANS quoted her as saying: “I am going to come with my health app in a couple months. I keep emphasizing that it is 70 percent nutrition and 30 percent workout regime.”

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First Published:
Mar 17, 2019 10:17 IST