Birthday: October 23
Place of Birth: Thane, Mumbai
Sun Sign: Libra-Scorpio cusp
Home Town: Alleppey, Kerala
Currently I am: Judging India’s Got Talent on Colors
First break: When a magazine discovered me as the face of the year
One thing about VJs that has changed over the years.
They have become more stylish.
What would you rather have: a bikini body or Helen’s moves?
A bikini body.
You’re the go-to person to judge dance reality shows. One celebrity you think can’t dance to save his/her life.
One thing about Salman Khan that not many of us know.
Salman is a very private person, but he is wonderful with kids. He completely adores them.
You have a lot of tattoos. Your next tattoo would be...
My son’s name, Arhaan.
An incident you vividly remember while shooting Chaiyya Chaiyya.
I almost slipped and fell off the train while I was shooting for the song. That fall could have been fatal but by God’s grace, I was fine and we kept working.
Your go-to fitness routine.
The most annoying thing about being the elder sibling.
You have to worry and care about your younger sibling all the time.
A parenting lesson that you have learnt the hard way.
I’ve learned to be more patient.
The most embarrassing moment of your life.
When I was on the ramp for a fashion show a few years ago, my shoe came off.
Three style tips you swear by.
A pair of well-fitted jeans, a crisp white shirt, and nude stilettos.
The weirdest thing a fan has done
One fan would send me roses every year as a run-up to my birthday, beginning on the first of October.
A dance number you wish you were a part of.
Chikni Chameli and all of Helen’s dance numbers.
One thing about Karan Johar that cracks you up.
Karan’s impromptu dance moves, every time he gets on the stage. It’s just hysterical.
What’s the secret to wearing a gown just right?
Seamless lingerie is a must.
A myth about reality TV shows.
That reality TV shows are rigged. They’re not.
How do you unwind on a weekend?
I catch up on TV and indulge in some cooking.
Your fridge is always stocked with?
Tons of yoghurt-based dips. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t relish them.
Is it difficult or tiring living up to the ‘sexy’ image?
Not really. Sexy is sexy!
The last line of your autobiography would be...
“I live life queen-size.”
A piece of advice your mother gave you that you hold close.
That you are a strong woman; don’t let anybody walk over you.
Holiday destination: Goa and New York City
Dance number: Lean On by Major Lazer and DJ Snake
Things to do when no one’s watching: Blast music in the house and dance
Dish: Mutton biryani
From HT Brunch, June 5, 2016
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