By – Kavita Shyam
Shilpa Shetty Kundra is looking a million bucks and enjoying herself to the hilt, judging the kid’s dance show ‘Super Dancers’.
A doting mother, fabulous wife, successful entrepreneur, talented actress and a yoga expert quite sum up the lovely lady.With numerous popular dance numbers to her credit, there is no better judge than the multi-talented dancer. A quick chat with the beautiful Shilpa
What does motherhood mean to you? How has it changed you or your life?
I have a son who is four years old and my experience as a mother has changed my outlook towards children. I’m a part-time working professional and a full-time mother to Viaan.
What is the secret to balancing marriage, work, kid, home and a super successful career?
Prioritise and never compromise on your passion… as women, we are excellent multi-taskers.
Do you think women dancers are getting their due recognition today as compared to earlier decade?
Yes, I do think so….there was a time it was never taken seriously, but the scenario has changed now for the better.
You love dance shows so tell us what excites you about judging a dance show, and what do you like about dancing? Also, qualities needed in a good dancer?
I have always loved dancing…it was a passion and something I professionally trained in….a good dancer should be disciplined, open to learning, move with grace and hold an audience.
Preference-wise what do you like? Acting, dancing, ramp, brand endorsement, TV or being an entrepreneur?
My love for dancing and acting will never die, that being said I am enjoying my phase as a businesswoman. It’s an all-new facet and helping me discover so much.
You are doing well as an entrepreneur; tell us your experience as a business person?
It is truly empowering, and I am personally excited with the kind of developments happening on that front…
Three things that you always have in your bag at all times?
I carry my mobile, credit card, and a sanitizer.
Do you have an ideal outfit?
I believe that comfort is key no matter what. If you feel good in what you’re wearing, you’ll look good. For a fun party I’d wear a saree or dress, for a formal work setting I’d wear a classy white shirt and trousers or a pant suit, to a casual day out with friends I’d prefer denim jeans and tee, on a hot date with hubby I’d go with a shift dress or skinny jeans, a silk camisole, blazer, and heels.
Do you have a beauty hack to swear by?
I swear by hair oil, fancy beauty hair treatments, and ingredients at home. They beat the best beauty buys.
Do you have a style trick you swear by?
The right pair of shoes and accessories can spruce up any outfit.
Essential pairs of shoes every woman must possess?
I think one must possess heels, basic ballet flats, sneakers, flip flops and boots.
Favourite shopping destination, favorite designer, and brands?
I love London, Louis Vuitton, Manish Malhotra, Donna Karen, Hermes, Herve Leger and Dior.
Beauty regime at home? Are you a spa person?
I use besan face pack and coconut oil as these are as good as it gets. I do enjoy massages it’s the best way to unwind at the spa.
Do you have a fashion mantra?
One must be comfortable, be unique and dress for your body type.
Give us your fitness secret which is not a secret?
Yoga to me is a way of life.
What do woman empowerment and gender equality mean to you?
Having a voice, being financially independent and pursuing your dreams.
You are also a philanthropist; you like championing causes?
I’m associated with causes for underprivileged children that have always been something very close to my heart because our children are the future.
Do you see any differences in Bollywood today and two decades ago when you had joined?
Evolved and how! Bollywood is empowering women and films that are bringing about a positive change to society and not just entertaining.
Holiday destination that has been the best so far?
I love London. I visit it once a year; I am waiting to go to Africa on a jungle safari with my son.
What next in the offing on the work front?
Well, judging Dance reality show, Super Dancers now and some other exciting business ventures in the pipeline.
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