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Adah Sharma reveals why she took Hum Fit Toh India Fit challenge wearing a sari

Actor Adah Sharma is the latest one to take the Hum Fit Toh India Fit challenge and she decided to choose an Indian art form to do her bit.

bollywood Updated: Jun 03, 2018 16:49 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
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Actor Adah Sharma talks about ‘going Indian’ for Hum Fit Toh India Fit challenge.

Joining the list of Bollywood and sports celebs who took the Hum Fit Toh India Fit challenge, actor Adah Sharma, too, did her bit, in a unique style. The actor posted the video on social media, where she is wearing a sari and is using mudgals for weight training. “Since this is a Fit INDIA challenge, I’m going all INDIAN. I’m patenting the wearing saree and working out look.... Other actresses pls don’t copy SAREE workouts (sic),” she wrote with her post. In a candid chat, Adah talks about what made her choose the less trodded path and how she keeps herself stylish.

You’ve taken this Hum Fit Toh India Fit challenge in quite a unique way. What was the idea?

I’m glad everyone enjoyed it and it reached over a million views in a few hours. I thought since it’s about fit INDIA, I should do an Indian form and chose the mudgal here, and wore a saree.

And you even warned other actresses not to copy your sari style…

(Laughs) I don’t want to take names, for a change I want to be politically correct!

Why did you choose to promote an Indian workout form in particular?

I visited an akhaada in the interiors of Maharashtra recently and was so inspired by the level of fitness achieved using simple equipments. Some of these forms are dying because people aren’t aware of them. I like learning new forms of fitness, hence this.

What makes you say that one doesn’t need fancy gyms or large resources for a fit body?

I enjoy working out at the gym as much as I do in a park. Keeping your body fit is about the control you have over your mind; you can do it anywhere or you can find excuses and be unfit by saying you don’t have access to the best dieticians or equipment. You can jog on the spot and stretch, so don’t be lazy.

Do you feel that Bollywood anyhow is setting the wrong example by promoting only expensive forms of workout?

Not at all! Expensive or non-expensive isn’t the thing. I think promoting working out, exercise is such a good thing that one should not judge where and how. As a celebrity, if you can inspire someone with fitness, it’s amazing, and all forms of workout must be promoted.

For one of your recent shoots, you wore a bikini… So, is this exercise form the secret behind your fit body?

There is no secret! It’s all out there. I have shared what I eat too — high fibre diet including daal, bhaaji, and rice. I don’t follow anything other than a balanced diet. I work out and dance, too. Yes, the mudhgal did help me because I wanted to be strong and flexible. It makes the core very strong, strengthens the muscles and keeps the spine supple. The bikini pictures had me hanging off ropes, so I needed to be super strong to do that. My fans waits to see me do something different and I don’t want to disappoint them.

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First Published: Jun 03, 2018 16:37 IST