I don't believe in Zero size body, because a skinny body will never appeal to people and will never be called sexy. Basically, Indians have a God-given gift i.e. a beautiful body; but to me, a healthy body is more important rather than zero-size.
When Ekta casted you for Kitani Mohabbat Hai, did you have to work out to tone your body to the right shape?
No, actually tension se hi weight kam hogaya (laughs). I did not have to put extra effort to look good on screen..
What does Fitness mean to you?
You are asking this question to a wrong person, as I am completely a foodie. But yes, I try my level best to limit myself while eating.
Do you believe in cutting down on calories to get into good shape?
Not really!! I eat lot of cheese and lot of chocolates. My policy is that we have only one life and we should eat to live. Having said that I will also like to add that, excess eating is also not good (smiles).
Do you work out regularly?
I had joined a gym to work out regularly. But with the hectic shooting schedule, I ended up discontinuing this routine. However, I am not at all a gym freak. I love outdoor activities a lot. Whenever I have time, I do cardio, but I hate working out in machines..
Any role model in life when it comes to fitness?
I think now a days everybody has a rocking body. I like Deepika Padukone and Shilpa Shetty's figures.
Have you ever felt that you have outgrown your favorite dresses and you need to take care of your weight?
Yes, every time this happens to me. Whenever I have to go out, I always try my dresses before hand, and find out that I do not fit into them properly. This would increase my tension, and I will work out regularly for the next two days just to fit into my clothes (laughs).
How do you relate beauty and fitness? Do they go hand in hand?
Yes they do go hand in hand. You can only notice this when you keep yourself fit. If you are fit, your skin starts to glow automatically and you hair becomes nicer.
Reporter and Author: Ranjini Nair