It is not easy being a star sibling. Actor Shilpa Shetty's kid sister Shamita Shetty may not have been able to find a foothold in Bollywood but she has certainly homed in on another 'exciting' career-interior designing.
In Chandigarh, on Friday, to promote brother-in-law Raj Kundra's Super Fight League (SFL), she says she has made the right move, as her acting career was not going the way she wanted. "Though I believe once an actor always an actor, it does not mean that one should not explore other options," says Shamita who debuted in the film industry with Aditya Chopra-directed Mohabbatein.
She, in fact, draws a parallel between films and interior designing when it comes to creativity and hardwork. "Like filmmaking, you start with nothing in interior designing too, and eventually create something beautiful and aesthetic," says Shamita who has done a six-month course in interior designing from London and is currently interning with an architect in Mumbai.
Shamita's freshly acquired interior-designing skills are definitely going to be of help to the family. She is designing the room for Shilpa and Raj Kundra's child expected in May. "I am very excited about it. I am working on both pink and blue themes, planning a spacious and cheerful room for the baby."
Is the family expecting a boy or a girl? She says it does not matter: "All we wish for is a healthy baby. In any case, Raj will spoil him or her," she smiles.
Raj Kundra chips in, "I am both excited and nervous being a father. Though I am travelling, I am in constant touch with Shilpa. The baby is expected by the end of May. I am making sure that I am over with all my commitments before that."
Kundra, besides co-producing SFL, is also the co-owner of IPL's Rajasthan team. "Rajasthan Royals is our baby. After SFL in Chandigarh, I willl spend most of my time with the team. We are aware that after the first season we did not do well, but we are currently a good team and hope to give a tough fight till the end," he says.
SFL in Chandigarh
After its first edition held in Mumbai in March, Super Fight League's (SFL) second bout will be held in Chandigarh on Saturday evening, 6pm onwards, at Circus Grounds, Sector 17.
Sixteen fighters-trained in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)-from different countries will rough it out in eight matches. "SFL aims at promoting MMA in India, which otherwise enjoys a wide popularity in the world.
The event will see performances by artistes such as RDB, Mehak Chahal and Malaika Arora and also present will be film stars, including Ajay Devgn," informed Raj Kundra on Friday.
Tickets (from Rs 1000 to Rs 3000) are available at www.bookmyshow.com and Hot Millions outlets.