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Mandira wants cheeks like Sophia Loren

Actress Mandira Bedi may not be a fan of plastic surgery but given a chance she would love to flaunt cheeks like yesteryear's Hollywood diva Sophia Loren. Talking about her fitness icon...

entertainment Updated: May 31, 2010 18:46 IST

Manira BediActress Mandira Bedi may not be a fan of plastic surgery but given a chance she would love to flaunt cheeks like yesteryear's Hollywood diva Sophia Loren.

The TV anchor and cricket commentator, however, is not averse to getting Botox.

"I would love to have Sophia Loren's cheeks! The day I'm ready for it I'll head straight to my skin specialist and ask her to give me similar cheeks using Botox," Mandira said.

The 32-year-old actress, who was last seen in the Bollywood dud Meerabai Not out, believes that today it is easy to look good without undergoing the painful procedure of plastic surgery.

"I have nothing against Bollywood actresses who go under the knife just to look beautiful but personally I would prefer going for something that's a lot less painful and non-surgical," said Mandira.

"It's amazing to see the kind of things the industry comes up with to make a person look good!"

Mandira, who is a self-confessed fitness freak, said that she didn't really understand all the brouhaha surrounding size zero.

"I think people look unhealthy when they are size zero. I don't believe in starving but instead in eating right," said the actress, who was in the capital to launch Juvederm's Voluma.

Asked who her fitness icon in Bollywood was, her reply was quick. "Bipasha! She was chubby when she first entered the industry but she looks so toned and fit now. No other actress in Bollywood can beat her at being a fitness icon," Mandira told PTI.

Mandira who started her career as the docile Shanti in the tele-serial Shanti, has been courting controversy ever since she stepped into the glam world, first with her noodle-strap blouses, then on charges of showing disrespect to the Indian flag by wearing it close to her feet.

Although the actress doesn't have any Bollywood projects in the pipeline, she said her work as a sports commentator was keeping her up and busy.

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