If not an actress, you would have been…
A doctor. Just when I was about to appear for the joint entrance test, I was pulled into the glamour industry.
You feel most beautiful when..
I've slept for eight hours straight and followed it up with an exhaustive workout.
What do you do when you are raging with anger?
I look forward to a rejuvenating workout. Five years ago I used to get very angry, but now, regular exercising has turned me into a calmer and happier person.
The last time you binged on junk food.
A few nights ago I was craving a blueberry muffin, but I managed to not eat it.
What's your strongest negative emotion - jealousy or anger?
Anger. I try and control my impulses as much as I can.
The biggest difference between Bollywood and the modelling industry.
In comparison to the modelling industry, Bollywood offers far more fame and money, and shapes your personality. As a model you only end up being a clotheshorse.
Your best feature.
The last thing you bought for Rs 10.
Nothing. What do you get for Rs 10 anyway?
What if you woke up one morning and realised you'd turned into a man?
I'd want to wake up as Brad Pitt with Angelina Jolie as my partner. Then I'd be rich and successful enough to holiday on the French Riviera with six kids.
One convenience gadget you wish gets invented really soon.
Something that can cook healthy and nutritious meals without us having to do anything.
Would you rather get a pixie haircut or give up eyeliner forever?
I definitely can't give up the eyeliner. But I can always experiment with haircuts - even go bald if need be. When I get pregnant, I'd do that.
One piece of advice you wish someone had given you 10 years ago.
I didn't take any advice 10 years ago and I won't do it now either.
Your proudest moment in fitness.
I feel on top of the world every time I release a DVD.
You never leave the house without...
A big bag which contains a change of clothes for training, keys, medicine kit (for my allergies), make-up kit and perfume.
Your favourite Bengali sweet.
Kheer kadam (white khoya mithai with rasgullas).
Three people from history you'd like to invite to dinner.
Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin and Indira Gandhi.
Your favourite holiday destinations.
Goa, Greece and Paris.
The last line of your autobiography would read…
"I'm still figuring myself out..."
Birthday: January 7
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Place of birth: New Delhi
School/College: Apeejay School, Kolkata
High point of your life: It is yet to come. Life has just begun
Low point of your life: I've seen too many lows. It's hard to point out one
Currently I am...
Working on Humshakals with Riteish Deshmukh and Esha Gupta
Interviewed by Pooja Biraia
From HT Brunch, February 16
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