According to the News of the World tabloid, 25-year-old Kavita Kundra claimed that Shilpa is now "an item with her film producer husband Raj".
"Our marriage was in a rough patch but I was certain we could make it work for the sake of our new baby daughter. But then along came Shilpa. Suddenly Raj changed and now he wants a divorce," Kavita told the tabloid.
Reacting to the report, Shilpa's spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar said in Mumbai, "The two are just friends, however cliched it may sound."
More news from Shilpa Shetty. You may remember her from being the woman that was the brunt end of some racially charged comments on Big Brother UK. She was also the woman who was kissed by Richard Gere that created a massive furor in India. And now she’s being accused of wrecking a marriage. She’s adorable and seems fun. Maybe she can be the Indian Cameron Diaz if she can’t be famous for actually doing good and compelling work.