From making her debut in Bollywood with Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Baazigar to winning the international reality show Celebrity Big Brother 5, delivering commercially successful Hindi films and establishing herself as a fitness enthusiast, Shilpa Shetty Kundra has done it all. The actress says people tend to focus more on superficial elements rather than real body strengthening when it comes to fitness.
Shilpa had led a group of 2,353 people to create the Guinness World Records of holding the abdominal plank for 60 seconds. The event that happened on Sunday was organised by Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company.
Talking about her transformation from an actress to a fitness enthusiast, Shilpa told IANS here: “I think we tend to focus more on size, shapes, how well we fit into designer clothes rather than on core strengthening, agility, endurance etc.
“I understood the value of fitness when I had my baby because I realised that I am responsible for another life and to take care of him, I have to be physically and emotionally strong and healthy. So that becomes my constant motivation,” added the mother of a seven-year-old boy.
Shilpa is also known for acting in commercial potboilers like “Main Khiladi Tu Anari”, “Pardesi Babu”, “Dhadkan” and “Life in a... Metro”. She was also praised for her role in the film “Phir Milenge” that dealt with AIDS.
Now as a YouTuber, she is enjoying the fruit of success. Many people are subscribers of her YouTube channel where she shares healthy recipes and fitness tips.
“At times, shooting a video for YouTube costs me more than anything else,” she said with a laugh.
Sharing her love for yoga, she said: “Yoga offered me a healthy mind and simple lifestyle. Of course, I cannot live like a yogi because then I have to give up a lot of materialistic things which I also love, but my life is very simple, healthy and I eat to live. I do not live to eat.” (IANS)
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