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You can’t have pizza a day before bikini shoot: Amyra Dastur

Actor Amyra Dastur shares her fitness mantra and says she does not follow any diet.

bollywood Updated: Sep 14, 2016 09:16 IST
Monika Rawal
Monika Rawal
Hindustan Times
Amyra Dastur,Emraan Hashmi,Jackie Chan
Actor Amyra Dastur does not believe in crash dieting or starving herself to stay fit.

Having started her career as a model at the age of 16, actor Amyra Dastur is an absolute fitness freak. She was seen in quite a few TV commercials before she made her Bollywood debut with romantic drama Issaq opposite Prateik Babbar.

Dastur later shared screen space with Emraan Hashmi in sci-fi thriller Mr. X. She will next be seen with Jackie Chan in Kung Fu Yoga.

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On what keeps her going to stay in shape and watch her diet, the 23-year-old actor says, “I love my gymnastics and a flexible body, so I indulge in a lot of yoga from that aspect. I am not really into mediation etc. but I am more interested in physical benefits of yoga. I love the fact that it helps me keep a control on my body and muscles.”

Actor Amyra Dastur says she cannot do without desserts.

Completely in love with her never-ending workout schedule, she adds, “Be it gym or yoga, I love it all. I start my day with it and it has to be at least for an hour and a half each morning. Even when I am holidaying, I stick to this regime.”

Unlike a lot of stars who go to extreme to get into shape, the model-actor does not believe in crash dieting and starving at all. “I eat whatever I want. I don’t follow any diet. The reason I workout is so that I can eat. If it’s a bikini shoot, of course you should not eat a pizza a day before. Otherwise I am not a dieting kind of a person. If I am hungry, I make sure I eat.”

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Confessing that she’s got a bad sweet tooth, she quips, “Though I make sure I eat more on the healthier side but once in three days, I need that slice of cake. I can’t survive without it. I am more of a dessert person. So, main course food is not an issue with me. I can stay away from breads and rice for days.”

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First Published: Sep 14, 2016 09:11 IST