Pamela Anderson Guests on India's 'Big Brother'
PETA Spokeswoman Set for Three-Day Shoot on "Bigg Boss"
NEW DELHI -- Pamela Anderson jetted into Mumbai late Monday night on her first India visit at the invitation of Viacom18's Hindi channel Colors, for which she will make a three-day guest appearance on Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother.
Anderson received a chaotic welcome at Mumbai airport as a throng of media personnel were being controlled by police. Anderson had to be whisked away from a different exit as the crowds became uncontrollable with news channels airing live pictures of the arrival of the star, whose TV series Baywatch was very popular here.
The ongoing fourth season of Bigg Boss features a mix of Indian and Pakistani celebrities with Bollywood star Salman Khan as the show's host.
Anderson will enter the Bigg Boss house Wednesday. Adding an Indian twist, Anderson will be dressed in specially designed Indian clothes by Mumbai-based fashion designer Ashley Rebello. Anderson will be wearing a specially embroidered Indian chiffon saree with a spaghetti strap blouse along with accessories such as some traditional Indian jewelery.
“Namaste (Greetings) India. It's been a long trip from L.A. to come and visit you here, but I am very excited to be in India and to meet the Bigg Boss house mates. Actually it’s my first visit so I hope I will be able to get some impressions of the country during my stay," Anderson said in an official statement.
Known for her affiliaition with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Anderson has also written a letter to Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh urging him to stop India's leather trade.
“The reverence and love for animals felt by people in your beautiful country is deeply moving, yet one thing fills me and all compassionate people with horror: India's leather trade. It still profits from the skins of animals who have been transported to and killed in slaughterhouses, including illegal ones, in unspeakably cruel ways," A PETA statement quoted Anderson stating in her letter to Singh.
She added, “I am calling on every kind person in India and throughout the world to join me in rejecting all leather products in order to help put an end to the suffering. I am asking every individual - man, woman and child - never to buy leather shoes, bags, jackets, belts or anything else made of animal skin. I love India and the reverence for animals held by most Indians. I know they support me in asking: Will the government act at all to help these cattle?”