Danielle Lloyd and Shilpa Shetty put the Celebrity Big Brother race row behind them when they turned out for the world premiere of the Bollywood star’s new film.
Shetty, 31, wore a RockyF pink sari dress to the Leicester Square event while Lloyd opted for an Eric Way black dress which was slit to the thigh, revealing a little too much when she tried to untangle it from under her heel.
Lloyd, a former Miss England, was vilified after ganging up on Shetty with Jade Goody and Jo O’Meara on Celebrity Big Brother.
Shetty’s publicist Max Clifford reportedly took Goody off the guest list for the premiere of Life in a Metro after she was originally invited.
Last night, Shetty admitted the Big Brother race row had helped her career, saying: “It made me a stronger person and a more famous person of course.”
She added: “This is the first ever Leicester Square premiere for an Indian movie. It’s something that I once dreamed of but never imagined would happen.”
She said of the film, which features a collection of stories set in Mumbai: “Audiences are ready and looking for something different, for interesting cinema.”
Asked about whether she would move to the UK she answered: “I love my country. I am very proud to be Indian.”
Lloyd said: “Shilpa invited me here. I’ve come to support her. ”It’s my first Bollywood movie and I’m really excited.“
The model said fans outside had given her a good reception, despite her reputation taking a nose dive after she appeared on the Channel 4 reality show.
“Everyone has been fantastic. Everyone has been really supportive,” she said.
Lloyd added that she was enjoying the single life after splitting up from her second footballer boyfriend, Charlton Athletic striker Marcus Bent.
When she went on Big Brother, she was living with West Ham striker Teddy Sheringham but the couple went their separate ways after she came out of the house.
Shetty was a huge Bollywood star but less well known in the UK before she won Celebrity Big Brother.
She recently caused controversy in India when Hindu nationalists took offence to Hollywood star Richard Gere openly planting kisses on her cheek at an Aids awareness event.
Since the reality show finished, Shetty has met the Queen, been offered a part in a musical, is bringing out her own perfume and has been inundated with a string of offers for commercials, modelling work and book deals.
Goody has split with her agent while O’Meara has become a virtual recluse.