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Scuffle between journos and Oprah's guards at Vrindavan

January 19, 2012 17:47 IST
Oprah WinfreyOn her maiden trip to India, American talk show queen Oprah Winfrey's visit to the holy town of Vrindavan in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, on January 19 was marred when her bodyguards were involved in a scuffle with journalists.

Three Indian bodyguards were arrested following the incident in which some video cameras were allegedly broken following a complaint filed by media personnel covering Oprah's visit. No one was injured in the incident, police said.
    
The bodyguards were later released after they wrote a letter of apology to the media, police said.
    
Two American securitymen and a dozen bodyguards from India were part of Oprah's entourage when it reached Vrindavan. She is in India in connection with a shoot for her new show Next Chapter.
    
Earlier in the morning, she filmed a documentary on widows and also took part in a bhajan at the ashram situated in Patthar Pura.
 
Oprah was greeted by top-notch Indian socialites and Bollywood glitterati including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai at a private party in Mumbai two days back.
     
She is currently travelling around the world interviewing celebrities, newsmakers and others for her new show. She is also due to particiapte in the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
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