Oprah is in India on her maiden visit to the country in connection to the shoot of her next show ‘Next Chapter’. She was greeted well by famed socialites and most sought after bollywood stars at a party thrown by socialite Parmeshwar Godrej in the Godrej house in honour of the Talk Show Queen Oprah Winfrey. She appeared in an orange colour saree and the party attracted many big names.
On her visit she is travelling places to shoot documentaries and participating in cultural customaries. On this connection she visited Vrindavan. Here her visit was disturbed when her bodyguards engaged themselves in a scuffle with the journalists. Oprah was accompanied by both American and Indian bodyguards. Three of the Indian Bodyguards were detained after they engaged themselves in a scuffle with the journalists in holy city of Mathura, some 90km from Delhi. The media persons reported of their video equipment’s being damaged by the bodyguards. The bodyguards were detained and released only after they wrote an apology letter to the media. No American bodyguards were reported to be a part of the brawl. Oprah conducted a documentary shoot of widows early in the day and then took part in a customary ‘Bhajan’. No persons were reported hurt in the brawl between the bodyguards and journalists.
Oprah, who is on her maiden visit to India to shoot her upcoming show ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’, fascinated all the dignified guests who attended the welcome party by Parmeshwar Godrej early this week. Top notch stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan visited and also expressed their delight on meeting the American Talk Show Queen through famous social networking sites. Amitabh tweeted, “The gracious Oprah Winfrey visits our home, to meet us and bless the baby…warm hearted, endearing…drive her to the party in her honour. And Oprah in sari..looking lovely!!,”. Bachchan links to Oprah dates back to 2005 when famous actress and now a Bachchan family member Aishwariya Rai visited her show. Again in 2009 she was invited along with husband Abhishek Bachchan. Among other dignified stars were Preity Zinta, Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Imran Khan, Sameera Reddy, Shobha De and many more. Everybody were happy to share their time with the Talk Show Queen and clicked ‘Happy Smiles’ with her. The tweet of Preity Zinta goes, “Tonight was dinner at the Godrej House with Oprah Winfrey . Nice to see her wear a beautiful Sari. Also nice to see Ash out after so long!,”.
Oprah enjoyed the party as well and was delighted with the jewellery design by designer Farah Khan Ali which is clear from her tweet in which she said, “FarahKhanAli was so great meeting you and all the beautiful Bollywooders. Directors, poets, screenwriters, what a nite! @FarahKhanAli, just opened your gift..WOW! What a fun nite.” Oprah is expected to stay in country till January 22nd as a part of the world wide visit she is has planned in which she will interview actors, directors and film-makers all over the world for her next show. She will also be shooting at the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort as a part of her next show.