Personal Agenda: Sonali Bendre
If you weren’t an actress you would have been?
I’d still be in movies, probably behind the camera.
The book that inspires you?
The works of Toni Morrison: Paradise, The Bluest Eye, Love – I have read them all.
The movie that always brings a smile to your face?
As Good As It Gets.
When you’re alone at home, what do you love to do the most?
You’ll always find me reading.
Yoga or the gym – what do you prefer?
Neither, but since I don’t have a choice, I exercise at the gym regularly.
The best thing about Bollywood?
Chikni Chameli or Munni, what’s your style?
I am more of a Kajra Re girl.
Are Indian men still mama’s boys?
Probably. I’m glad mine is not.
The last thing you bought for under `10?
Your personal style – an earthy cotton sari or a hot mini?
Neither. I prefer wearing a comfortable pair of denims.
The love of your life?
Without a doubt, Goldie!
How many pairs of blue jeans do you own?
Not too many. I could do with a few more shades of blue.
Your ultimate travel destination?
One thing you can’t stand.
I am very particular about my things, so I guess I can’t be disorganised.
What will we find in your fridge right now?
Fruit, cheese, milk, leftover Chinese or pizza.
Five skincare/make-up things you can’t do without?
I love Oriflame’s kajal, Giordani Gold liquid eyeliner, Oriflame Beauty Studio Artist lipsticks, a nice hand and body cream and a good cleansing milk.
One thing your son stops you from doing?
Getting some ‘me’ time.
One word you would associate with motherhood?
If I could...
I’d Fly to outer space
Travel through time
Go Deep sea diving
Get my husband to lose weight
Sun sign: Capricorn
Birthday: January 1
School/college: Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai
Place of birth: Mumbai
High point of your life: There have been many. The birth of my son, the awards that I have received have been very rewarding
Low point of your life: Yet to come
First break: Naaraaz, though the first to release was Aag
Currently doing: Acting as the first brand ambassador of Oriflame India
From HT Brunch, June 3
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