MUMBAI (AFP) - Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty on Sunday expressed her condolences to the family of British reality television star and her one-time on-screen nemesis Jade Goody, who has died of cancer. "I am deeply saddened by the news but in hindsight glad she is out of pain and passed away peacefully in her sleep," Shetty said in a statement issued by her publicist in India's entertainment capital Mumbai. "Words cannot express how I feel," she said, offering her "heartfelt condolences to the family." Shetty was the subject of a tirade of racist abuse from Goody, a former dental nurse from south London, during their appearance on the British reality television show "Celebrity Big Brother" in 2007. Goody was kicked off the show and demonised in the media as the row escalated into a full-scale diplomatic row between Britain and India. But Shetty, who went on to win the contest, said she bore Goody no ill-will, and the pair were later reunited on the Indian version of the show, "Bigg Boss", last year. Goody learnt she had cervical cancer during the programme and returned to Britain for treatment. Her publicist said the 27-year-old mother of two young boys died peacefully in her sleep at her home northeast of London on Sunday - Mother's Day in Britain - after a very public fight against the disease.