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Hosting Indian poker tournament: Shilpa Shetty

By Daniel Michaels, Feb 16th 2007
Asian Poker Classic, sponsored by MaharajahClub.com, is determined to take advantage of Shilpa Shetty's popularity on the UK's Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) by proposing her to present the Asian Poker Classic.

The incredibly poker tournament is going to be the biggest event of its kind organized in India. Because of Shetty's recent popularity and sensation on UK’s small screens, the Asian Poker Classic staff decided that she is the perfect face for the tournament.

The Bollywood artist, Shilpa Shetty, become very famous and well-liked after her high profile role on Celebrity Big Brother, with controversial activities that ended-up as headlines and debated issues worldwide. Her celebrity made her the ideal nominee to host the $1 million Asian Poker Classic, which is planned to draw a global audience to Goa.

Minaxshi Shah, Director of Events at APC stated that, for the moment, they don't know for how long she'll remain in the Big Brother house but she's already become the celebrity of the series. Shah said that as soon as she comes out, they will contact her.

Sachin Pawa, Chief Executive Officer of Maharajah Gaming, mentioned that Shilpa has the ideal poker features together with vigor, refinement and class. By now, she is already massively admired in India, followed by U.K. Acknowledging the context she would be the perfect representative for the Asian Poker Classic, being especially well-liked for her self-esteem in handling the verbal attacks from other participators in Celebrity Big Brother show.

The Asian Poker Classic is the most important professional poker tournament that is organized in India and will incorporate professional players who have won $7,500 through satellite tourmanents organized at maharajahclub.com.

Over 200 players are anticipated to come to the event, which will show off a $1 million prize pool. In addition, Gulshan Grover, the MaharajahClub ambassador will bring to the event a number of Bollywood stars that will surely animate the tournament.

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