Britney rumoured to be heading to India

Kerala abuzz in anticipation
Britney rumoured to be heading to India

The popular tourist destinations of Kottayam and Alappuzha in Kerala, India, were agog with rumours on Tuesday (Dec 29) evening that Britney Spears was arriving on a private visit with her kids.

Tomy Pullikattil, who owns a fleet of houseboats on the Vembanad Lake, said he had been flooded with phone calls asking if the news was correct.

"I must have received a 100 calls including from abroad asking if Britney is indeed visiting. Even the district collector called me to inquire if it was true, and to all I have given the same answer - that I too have heard about it. I also got a few calls from anxious resort owners from Kumarakom," said Pullikattil.

Meanwhile, a report from London said the pop star has apparently cancelled the visit after learning that the paparazzi have already reached here.

A few years ago Sir Paul McCartney went unnoticed even after moving around in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the South Indian state Kerala, attending a temple festival. It was only after he boarded the aircraft did his travel agent reveal that the singer had been in the city.

Often referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveller as one of the 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the world. It is very popular for its backwaters and beaches, with the state’s resorts offering some of the world’s best Ayurvedic rejuvenation treatments.