When Kylie went on shopping spree in Mumbai

Mar 20, 2009 IANS

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue, who was in India to shoot a song for her first Bollywood venture "Blue", went on a shopping spree in Mumbai for Indian goodies - and ended up being grossly overcharged!

Kylie, 40, went shopping a day after her arrival (Feb 27) on the roadside market and showrooms at Linking Road - from Santa Cruz to Khar - to pick up Indian stuff she had on her list, and paid 20 times more than the price.

"Kylie was very excited about shopping here. She had a list of items she keenly wanted to take back from India like Osho sandals, silver jewellery and a Pashmina shawl," a source from Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd, the producer of "Blue", told IANS.

"However, she sure paid the price of being an international celebrity when she purchased a pair of chappals that cost just Rs.75 - for Rs.1,500 from a roadside shop. Anyway, she was happy after purchasing the pair, but she didn't get a shawl though," the source added.

The diva, who reportedly demanded special dishes from the head chef of the Renaissance Hotel, where she was staying, became a fan of coconut water during her stay.

"Kylie tried coconut water while she was shopping and fell for it. Next day onwards, she had it ordered on the sets everyday. She sipped it instead of water," the source informed.

The Grammy Award winner and occasional actress was in India Feb 26-March 8 to play herself in a song for underwater thriller "Blue" alongwith the other cast, including Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Zayed Khan and Lara Dutta.

The "Fever" crooner has lent her vocals to the song that was recorded in her London studio. Bollywood starlet Katrina Kaif also stars in the movie.

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