Shilpa Shetty has emerged from an unknown run of the mill actress to a force to be reckoned with. The diva has reinvented the meaning of ageing gracefully in the modern era Bollywood industry where even the star magnates such as Aishwarya Rai Bachan are even frowned upon when they put on extra post-pregnancy weight.
THE FITNESS ENTHUSIAST
Shilpa Shetty re-emerged as a hot Diva on the hit UK TV show BIG Brother where she was seen doing different asanas of yoga on which she says “When I went as an inmate into the house of Big Brother [a reality television series broadcast in the UK], I used to meditate a lot because there was nothing else to do. I used to practice yoga because there was no equipment to workout, no treadmill, weights — nothing. To do some form of exercise, I used to do yoga; that’s how people got to know that I practice yoga and it became famous.
The entrepreneur who co-owns the famous IPL franchise Rajhastan Royals largely due to her husband Raj Kundra shed 18 kilos of baby weight which she calls ‘Viaan’s fat’ with sheer determination. Her workout included weight training, yoga and aerobics. At an interview with a health magazine the star beamingly said “I feel so proud that I’m shooting for a health magazine today when until two months ago, no clothes fit me.”
If only owning an IPL franchise wasn’t enough, the extremely fit actress even dished out a DVD containing various asanas of yoga. When to comment on the DVD the babe said “Yoga is something I practiced and it was my way giving back to people who believed in fitness.”
Her thirst for work isn’t quenched quite yet as she recently entered into the field of production with the film titled Dishkiyaoon featuring Herman Baweja. Along with that for the item number in the movie she regained her silhouette physique and abs, which are predominantly displayed in the item number.
She is presently married to Raj Kundra and has a son.
HER HEALTH MANTRA
On being healthy and happy the star said, “Follow a healthy diet. If you don’t have time to work out, try and walk from your home to the station or use the stairs instead of the lift. Walk at least two km a day. There is nothing wrong in eating sweets, only eat them in proportion.
She has come up with her latest book on health and fitness, ‘The Great Indian Diet’.
For mental happiness — be positive.
There is no other figure in the industry that has emulated such exuberance for fitness and physique. Even at the age of 38 the star is running is tantalizingly beautiful and a heartthrob for millions around the world.