Shilpa supports Modi’s yoga initiative

Hopes to further the practice that had a huge impact on her life

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Shilpa is writing a book on nutrition with a focus on Indian food. PHOTO: FILE

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor and fitness freak Shilpa Shetty, who has often spoken about the benefits of yoga, says she’d like to play catalyst in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative to promote yoga on a global level. “Modi ji is taking yoga on such a big level and I’d also like to play catalyst in it. I want people to know that yoga has played a huge role in my life and I want them to stir towards yoga,” said Shilpa.

She attended the International Yoga day celebration on Sunday at Kaneerava stadium, Bengaluru. International Yoga Day was declared by the UN and was driven by Modi’s proposal to enhance healthy and better living through yoga.

Shilpa, who has a son Viaan with businessman Raj Kundra, also said she wants these habits to be inculcated in her child. “I want my kid to adopt good habits, so he has started off doing some yoga. I hope he continues to do yoga,” she added.

Also confirming the news about her book, Shilpa said, “I’m writing a book on nutrition. My focus will be on Indian food and how you can lose weight and stay healthy with it.”

Shilpa made her debut in Bollywood with the 1993 film Baazigar. She came into the limelight with her dancing moves in the song Main Aayi Hoon UP Bihar Lootne from the 1999 film Shool. Some of her other acting credits include Chhote Sarkar, Dhadkan and Rishtey.

Apart from that, Shilpa is a former contestant of internationally-acclaimed British reality show Big Brother. She is also a co-owner of the Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals, and handles other entrepreneurial ventures as well. 

Published in The Express Tribune, June 23rd, 2015.

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