Watch: Why is Shilpa Shetty eating a shoe and asking fans ‘joota khaoge’?

Shilpa Shetty

In picture: Shilpa Shetty eats a chocolate shoe. | Image credit: Screenshot from Instagram video

Fans were recently perplexed on seeing actress Shilpa Shetty eating a shoe. She posted a video it on Instagram, and asked her 14.6 million followers: “Joota khaoge?”

Shetty is active on various social platforms, including the millennial-dominated TikTok. She often posts such intriguing and interesting videos across platforms.

Here, she was telling her fans about a sumptuous Sunday feast and the subsequent dessert in the 32-second video.

Watch: Shilpa Shetty eats a shoe

The clip begins with Shetty displaying various kinds of sweets on a plate. She then draws the viewers’ attention to the platform heel show on the plate.

Then, she says: “Yeh jo joote ke shape ka chocolate hai, ise kehte hain, ‘Joota khaoge?’” She then says she is interested in eating this shoe, and takes a bite off the heel, admiring it.

Shetty ends the main portion of the video with the words “Sunday binge!” The last few seconds show the shoe crumble and break in front of her.

The song Joote De Do/Paise Le Lo from Hum Aapke Hain Koun plays in the background throughout the clip.

Watch the video here:

Are shoe desserts a thing?

Chocolatiers have been shaping chocolates into different shapes for centuries now. However, the trend of shaping chocolate like everyday objects that are not related to desserts is relatively recent.

Chocolates or desserts in the shape of shoes are also a relative novelty. However, not all cultures welcome them.

For example, Japan witnessed furore in 2018 when a chef served Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dessert in a shoe.

shoe dessert
In picture: Celebrity chef Segev Moshe with his fare — including the shoe dessert — for Benjamin Netanyahu, Shinzo Abe and their spouses. Picture credit: (Instagram/Segev Moshe official handle)

Abe was on a visit to Israel when it happened. He was attending a state dinner with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu when the incident took place.

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