The strut story
I wanted to be a yoga teacher at the age of 18. I was also studying psychology when a friend suggested that I take up modelling as it will help me pay my bills. So, I took off with an assignment in Australia, I remember it was for a cream for stretch marks.
Soon, I decided to come to India. Here, I was flooded with offers from the best brands. I also did several fashion shows in Delhi and Mumbai which established my career as a model. I enjoy the energy and the backstage tension during a fashion show, it’s thrilling. Today, most of my friends are from the fashion industry. But the one person who I consider my mentor, guide and teacher is designer Tarun Tahiliani.
Beauty comes from within. If on a day, I am emotionally disturbed, it eventually spoils my day and I end up looking all messed up. So, the key to looking good is to always be happy by not thinking about what the future holds for you but living for the present. Besides that, if one takes control of himself/herself by eating right, sleeping for 7-8 hours and regularly working out, it will naturally show on the face.
I admire Kate Hudson, she is stylish, classy and effortless. She has the ability to make even a sophisticated suit look casual. My personal style is more on the lines of bohemian. Style for me should be expressive and not intimidating. It is very important to dress where your personality is highlighted and not the brand or label you’re wearing. As far as Bollywood is concerned, they are getting fashion-conscious but it still needs good styling.
The films that have released and the ones that will release soon have many memories attached to it, some people I know I will never work with again, come what may. It’s all part of the learning curve. But there are those who make you push harder and give your best shot. The film industry is huge and people here are professional. For me, it’s not just the routine of going on the sets, giving my shot, interacting with the team and leaving for the day. When I am offered a film, I like to know what I will learn from the experience.