Oslo (T2N2) Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, days after she won the British TV show Celebrity Big Brother and maintained her composure in the face of alleged racist bullying by fellow contestant Jade Goody.
Shilpa’s poise and equanimity on the show has impressed viewers worldwide and her act of forgiving tormentor Jade has made the Indian actress an epitome of humanity, a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee revealed to T2N2.
If she wins, Shilpa will be the second Indian citizen to be awarded the prestigious honour after Skopje-born Mother Teresa won it in 1979.
Shilpa, who will be meeting British Prime Minister Tony Blair on February 7 and Queen Elizabeth II in March, said she was delighted to learn of her nomination.(T2N2)
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