Bipasha, Arshad racially abused in UK

Less than a year after Shilpa Shetty became the victim of racial slur in Britain, two of Bollywood's leading actors have claimed that they're also racially abused while filming in the country.

"Sexiest Asian Woman" Bipasha Basu and her co-actor Arshad Warsi were verbally roughed up by a group of white men while they had been shooting a scene for their latest film Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal near Glassy Junction, a popular Indian pub in Southall, west London, some months back.

"I was shocked. I'm not used to this sort of thing. A car stopped with a couple of white guys. They just lashed out at us. For me it was an alien thing. It was like, do people actually think like that?" the media reported on Sunday, quoting Warsi as saying here.

Even fellow actor John Abraham, who was also present on the sets of the film at that time, has said he's astonished too. "When you come to London and you are shooting, it's the last thing you expect," he said. Basu, Warsi and Abhraham are currently in London where their film premiered on Friday. It may be recalled that 31year-old Shetty became the tar get of racial abuse in January when she was taunted on reality TV show "Big Brother" by fellow contestant Jade Goody who had called her cooking untrustworthy, mocked her Indian accent and complained about her "screeching." The controversy had even spilled into politics, prompting the then British prime minister Tony Blair to condemn racism.


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