Shilpa sick of India’s selfie culture

Prefers shopping abroad or online to avoid unneeded attention

Ians June 25, 2015
Shilpa says e-commerce is unparalleled and gives her a convenient and reliable shopping experience. PHOTO: FILE

NEW DELHI: Unlike moving out in the hot and humid weather for shopping and inviting unwanted attention from her fans, actor-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty likes to buy products online or abroad. “Who has the time to go and buy these products outside? How can I go and buy? Firstly, I hate shopping in India because of this ‘selfie’ culture as it kills my shopping experience.

People forget that we are also human beings. To make matters worse, I’m a shopaholic. So, now things have become far more professional and today you can get products even on Sunday. The online shopping experience is mind-blowing,” said Shilpa.

She says e-commerce is “unparalleled” and gives her a convenient and reliable shopping experience. “I shop everything from house stuffs, shoes, cushions, I have even bought Diwali diyas online.”

The 40-year-old, who was in New Delhi on Wednesday along with her husband Raj Kundra to announce their home shopping channel Best Deal TV’s tie up with e-commerce portal, said she hates going out in India as it kills her shopping experience.

“I love shopping. To be able to access a product or anything that you need and have it delivered at your doorstep is something that is unparalleled. I don’t have to waste petrol or get wet in rain to buy a product. Here on the Internet, I’ve an array of products to choose from. With shopping online or on TV, you have an added advantage and comfort,” Shilpa, who donned her own designed denim, paired with a shirt and green stilettos, said at the launch.

The tie up between the two brands is said to provide customers a variety of celebrity, backed fashion and lifestyle products in a fast, easy, convenient and reliable way at affordable prices.  

Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2015.

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