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 actor 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 organized by Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company.
Talking about her transformation from an actor to a fitness enthusiast, Shilpa said, “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 realized 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.
Shilpa did not appear in films for quite some time. Still, she managed to stay in the public eye by encouraging people to practice Yoga and judging dance shows like ‘Nach Baliye’ and ‘Super Dancer’.
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.”
“One of the very important things that yoga has taught me is to be emotionally secure and stay centered and connected to myself. Yes, in the entertainment business, we are quick to judge on the basis of appearance and at times, others’ comments might affect one’s confidence level. But always remember, others’ judgment, which is shallow, does not define who you are.”
—Source: Times Now