Shilpa was quoted in a tabloid saying that she"s judging a reality show but couldn"t speak more.
Sources associated with the show claim that IPL Rockstar required a star connected to the Indian Premier League and so Shilpa was signed on. Shetty will rate the contestants for their star presence and the ability to shine as a true Rockstar. Sukhwinder Singh and Kailash Kher are the other judges on the show.
Shilpa and her hubby Raj Kundra are stakeholders in the Rajasthan Royals IPL team which is currently lying at the bottom of the table. In fact, ever since the couple joined the IPL bandwagon since last year, Rajasthan Royals" fortunes declined as they not only lost their title but finished sixth in the 8-team competition.
IPL Rockstar hasn"t quite set the ground on fire and the naysayers might not approve of Shetty"s inclusion. However, not many gave Shilpa a chance when she won Big Brother 3.
Meanwhile, Sa re ga ma pa Challenge 2007 finalist Raja Hasan too has joined IPL Rockstar.
“When asked about Shilpa Shetty coming in as judge, Hasan replied “When the God of cricket (Sachin Tendulkar) is in the ground, the rest are simply dwarfed. Honestly, I"m not aware of Shilpa"s participation but it would be great to perform in front of her."