Bikram Yoga or Hot Yoga, a much-hyped form devised by Yogiraj Bikram Choudhury, suddenly seems to have disappeared from the city. The official outlet in Bandra is unreachable via the phone and members received messages on Tuesday night telling them the centre has closed.
Actor Vidya Malavade, a member, says, “We got messages saying it’s shut, but all queries will be answered on the 23rd. It’s annoying because I’ve been a member since the first day and, suddenly, it’s not there.”
Actor Neha Dhupia was a member of this outlet too. True Fitness in Andheri (W) was an official franchisee for Bikram Yoga. But when we phoned them, the receptionist claimed that classes had been discontinued two or three months ago due to legal issues. “Court mein matter chal raha hai (the matter is still being resolved in court),” he said.
The general manager of True Fitness refused to comment, saying that he had no idea whether classes would be continued in the future. Riya Sen and Manisha Koirala frequented these classes.