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Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra exchanged rings in a private ceremony last weekend. High time, you’d say! Shilpa met Raj, a London based business tycoon, immediately after she won Big Brother UK. The two hit it off immediately and were seen together everywhere. The relationship was further strengthened after they became business partners. Both of them hold stake in a fast food company in UK, and in Rajasthan Royals, the IPL team.

On Saturday evening, Shilpa Shetty & Raj Kundra got engaged at Raj’s apartment in Mumbai. Only close family and friends were invited to the event. While Shilpa looked lovely decked in a bright pink sari (Manish Malhotra creation), Raj wore a white sherwani. After the ceremony, the couple came out to greet the media and pose for them.

Incidentally, Shilpa’s dear sister Shamita Shetty was not present at the event. Shamita is currently locked up in Bigg Boss house, since she is participating in the third season of the reality show on Colors. Not only was Shamita not invited, she was also not informed of the big event in her sister’s life! Yes, poor younger sis doesn’t know that her elder sister got engaged on Saturday.

Now the question that everyone is asking is very obvious. Why did Shilpa get engaged in such hurry? Why did the couple not wait for another month or two, and include Shamita in their celebration? Here’s what Shilpa has to say on her blog, “It’s been a time of both joy and sorrow for me, the joy is obvious because Raj and I feel happy to take our relationship to the next level, but my sister Shamita is still in the Big Boss house and could not attend. She doesn’t even know… another good mahurat was a long way off and considering Raj’s parents and relatives were down from London for a week… it seemed convenient. I leave after a week to shoot for “Desire” to complete the film in Hyderabad. Raj leaves for the IPL workshop in Bangkok, which I’ll miss because of my shoot hence we thought it best to go ahead with this.”

Sounds like a good enough explanation, except that Shamita may feel a little let down! Imagine her reaction when she exits from the BB house and finds out that Shilpa and Raj got engaged while she was weeping buckets of tears inside! What can we say? Practicality rules!


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