The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton’s India visit was extensively covered by the media in United Kingdom. But the English media reported facts and called ‘spade a spade’ unlike our Desi tabloid media. Of course their are exceptions in India like fashionscandal.com that published the presence of the socialite scamster – Sheetal Mafatlal at the Bollywood Gala hosted in the honor of the Duke and the Duchess.
Fashionscandal wrote on April 11, 2016, (Here is the link – http://wp.me/p1C8a1-GIg)
“Later the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge attended a Bollywood fundraising gala. She looked electric in a blue Jenny Packham (Kate’s favorite designer) sari-gown. Everybody and anybody from Bollywood were there...If Sophie Choudhary and tax evader, Sheetal (Mafatlal) can be there, anybody can be there. The couple met SRK in sad looking tuxedo, Aishwarya Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and the whole zing-bang. “
The 18th April edition of the Daily Mail, UK carried this headline: “Duke and Duchess posed for photo with socialite ‘who tried to frame three friends in multi-million art theft'”. Sebastian Shakespeare of Daily Mail, UK also wrote, “At a ball in Mumbai they posed for this snap with midriff-baring socialite Sheetal Mafatlal, who faced prosecution last year for allegedly trying to frame three friends for the theft of 31 artworks from her worth tens of millions of pounds. Sheetal’s claims were exposed as false when police recovered all 31 paintings from an office she had rented in Mumbai.”
Indian media is overwhelmed by these overtly botoxed socialites and shy away from writing about their nefarious deeds. We at FS are the rare few!