Bipasha Basu is sexy and she knows it!

  • Veenu Singh, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Mar 07, 2015 15:20 IST

The best thing about being a woman is…

That she is an amalgamation of strength and emotions. I love being a woman.

What are the biggest rewards of being fit?

It gives you physical as well as mental strength. A fit woman also ensures a fit family as she makes healthy choices for her loved ones.

Do fitness and self-confidence go hand in hand?

With fitness, come compliments. And more the compliments, the better you feel about yourself. A fit person is surely a more confident person.

Your favourite snack is…

McVitie’s Digestive biscuits. That’s a healthy snacking habit I would never give up.

Yoga or gym: which do you prefer?

It doesn’t matter if I’m gymming, doing outdoor sports or yoga, I love all sorts of workout routines. A mix of everything keeps you energised. Gym time is quintessentially my ‘me’ time. I love weight training, cardio, Pilates, functional training and dancing. I’m getting acquainted with yoga for meditation and better flexibility. You should do whatever makes you happy.

A classic Hindi film you would have loved to be a part of.

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962).

Your motivation to stay fit is...

Inspiring people, especially women, to adopt healthy habits. That’s a big motivation.

The sport you love to play.

I love watching sports more than playing any. But one sport that I would like to take up is football.

Who is the sexiest or fittest woman in the film business?

For once, I will not be modest and say Me!

One food item you can’t resist bingeing on?

I am a foodie to the core. I can’t resist sweets, especially red-velvet cake and laddoos. But I also go off sweets now and then to train my will power.

What is your advice for people looking to lose weight?

I do not believe in dieting. I always tell people to eat in moderation, make healthy food choices and exercise for 20-25 minutes daily.

What is your style sense like?

My style sense is very personal.It depends on my mood, the weather and the occasion. I play with colours and I love accessories.

Who is your female role model?

It has to be my mom.

Describe yourself in three words…

Fiery, fit and fun.

Three skincare products you can’t do without.

Lip balm, moisturiser and hand cream.

Three foods you would never eat…

Pork, beef and cabbage.

Three qualities you want to see in today’s women?

Independence, fearlessness and confidence.

What helps you de-stress: food or fitness?

Both food and fitness.

The last line of your autobiography would read…

"And the happy hippie lived happily forever".

From HT Brunch, March 8

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