Oprah Winfrey visits Mumbai slum

Mumbai:  American talk show host Oprah
Winfrey today visited a slum here in Colaba in south Mumbai as
part of research for her new show Oprah’s Next Chapter.

“For my new show ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ I am doing a
story on India and I wanted to see all aspects of the country
to get a broad view of what it is like to be an Indian. It is
very revealing and very amazing to me so I met people from
Bollywood and others,” she told reporters here.

“What I love most about this country is their tolerance..
how the families learn to love and live together. When I was
in America and talking to famous people…I would ask how you
(Indians) live with your parents, now I see how you do it,”
she said.

“I am not just doing one story I am doing five hours on
India,” she added.

Oprah came to Mumbai yesterday and has been stationed at
the famous Taj Mahal hotel in Colaba.

Last night she had attended a star-studded party hosted
by socialite Parmeshwar Godrej at her residence.

The 57-year-old wore an orange colour saree designed by
Tarun Tahiliani for the party last night. She said she would
soon wear an outfit designed by popular designer Sabyasachi
Mukherjee.

Oprah is in India for Next Chapter a new series of her
famous talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show in which, she would
travel around the world interviewing celebrities, news-makers
and others.

“I would be interviewing Dr Deepak Chopra. I have never
seen India before. I actually came to meet Chopra who is a
friend,” Oprah said. She would be interviewing writer Chopra
on January 21.

Asked to sum up her visit to the city, she said, “Its
just been a day.”

Oprah would attend the Jaipur Literature Festival to be
held from January 20-24. She is also expected to shoot a
portion of her show at the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. She would
be flying back to the US on January 22.

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