The leggy South actor who has made her transition to Bollywood, recently walked the ramp — for the first time ever — for a charity foundation that works for women empowerment in villages. In a chat with CS, Ileana shared some thoughts with us...
Real life heroes
I am happy that I can make my own little contribution by creating awareness on this rural-related cause. And that too with real people who are achievers from the heart of the country.
I don’t have a complicated sense of fashion. My style statement is elegant and easy. I prefer wearing clean-cut sophisticated pieces, something that is feminine and that flatters my body.
Beauty doesn’t lie
Beauty for me comes from within. No amount of beauty creams or procedures can make you ‘beautiful’ if it doesn’t come from inside of you. So for me, beautification would only mean eating healthy, exercising as much as possible and staying as happy as I can be!
I still have some way to go until I get completely fit but I’ve always been very self-conscious about my body. I eat healthy but I don’t starve myself. I still indulge in the odd dessert and French fries whenever I feel like it. I do Pilates and weight training to help strengthen my body and the times I don’t get to go to the gym, I try and walk or go for a swim.