THIS IS A GREAT INTERVIEW FROM MM
Life in the slow lane
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8.30 AM: Normally Shweta is up by 7 am for she always has to report for her shoots early morning. But on a day off, her husband indulges her by making a morning cuppa for her. "Raja keeps giving me surprise gifts or flowers. Off late he has been making me great tea on Sunday mornings," she says. This is their bedroom, where the two take a breather before plunging into their hectic day.
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9.00 AM: It takes a lot to wake up little Palak. Shweta reveals that on Sundays she won't leave her bed until her parents promise to take her shopping. "I have to tell her her favourite story (on some birds) every morning. Only then is she ready to begin her day," laughs Shweta. This little one has a fascination for soft toys, which form the backdrop of her room.
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9.30 AM: Palak does not enter the bathroom without her swimming costume and a bottle of bubble bath. In fact, the five-year-old drives her mother up the wall with numerous demands while bathing. "Her towel, bath robe, toothpaste and toothbrush have to be kept in place."Bath over, Palak whoops with joy when the mother tells her that they will be going to watch King Kong.
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10.30 AM: Shweta has already decided on the menu for breakfast. It's going to be dosas, toast, cornflakes and chocolate milk shake. And she's going to make it all herself too - with a little help from her maid. Shweta isn't too fond cooking, but she does hit the kitchen whenever she is in the mood.
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11 AM: Shweta and her family are vegetarians. Raja, however, must have eggs for break fast. Since there isn't any today, he is kicking up a fuss. Shweta has to play vamp and force him to eat dosas and toast. Both of them rush to clarify that normally, the scene is antipolar to this one. "It's Raja who forces me to eat breakfast, which I usually try to skip," she says.
11:30 AM: Let's face it. Shweta and Raja have frenetically busy schedules. But they do try to spend quality time together. Raja believes in celebrating life. "Raja's favourite line is: 'Champagne lao'," she laughs. "For him, every happy occasion has to be celebrated with great food, great booze. It's a typical Jat trait, isn't?"
Shweta's beauty formulae:
• Oiling her hair before every wash is a must
• She swears by the L'Oreal conditioner
• Always uses baby oil to wipe off the make-up
• She eats only the right kinds of food, and never overeats
• Pampers herself with regular massages
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