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Saturday, Sep 21, 2019

Personal Agenda with Milind Soman: “The funniest thing people assume about me is that I diet”

The actor and marathon runner feels that taking a break from good habits is the worst wellness mistake people make

brunch Updated: Aug 31, 2019 23:47 IST
Drishti Vij
Drishti Vij
Hindustan Times
Milind soman advises aspiring models is to be professional! (Styling: Diya Ramnane; Make-up and hair: Salina Abdul; Outfit, Nike)
Milind soman advises aspiring models is to be professional! (Styling: Diya Ramnane; Make-up and hair: Salina Abdul; Outfit, Nike)(Photo: Vinay Dahiya)
About Milind
  • Date of birth: November 4
  • Sunsign: Scorpio
  • Place of birth: Glasgow
  • First break: Swimming in the competitive lane
  • School/College: Dr. Antonio da Silva High School/ MH Saboo Siddik Institute, Mumbai

A lie you tell quite often…?

“So pleased to see you.”

A book that left a lasting impact on you…?

Of Human Bondage by William Somerset Maugham.

How would you define your personal style?

Comfortable hobo.

Define a ‘perfect’ day for you.

Running from one city to another.

A mistake in your life you’d happily make again...?

Anything to see her (my wife Ankita) smile.

According to you, who is the original supermodel?

Naomi Campbell.

If you had to fit a workout in 15 minutes, what would you do?

Progressions of strength-building yoga poses and some clapping push-ups.

What’s the worst wellness mistake that people make?

Taking a break from good habits.

What’s the funniest thing people assume about you?

That I diet.

What’s your advice to aspiring models?

Be professional.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve done for a woman?

I set up Ankita’s new apartment in Delhi with her favourite things, while she was away for a few days,as a surprise.

And the most romantic thing someone has done for you…?

Ankita travelled all the way to Florida to surprise me on Valentine’s day in 2017.

On Milind’s Phone
  • Last post on instagram: A video of me at a trek for Friday motivation
  • The most famous person you’ve texted:Naomi Campbell
  • Weirdest emoji someone has sent: Brinjal
  • First app you check in the morning: WhatsApp
  • On your speed dial: My wife, mother and driver

Tell us your pet peeve.


One personality trait of yours that has gotten you into trouble...?

I can get angry very quickly.

The best relationship advice you’ve ever received…?

Do more for your partner.

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From HT Brunch, September 1, 2019

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First Published: Aug 31, 2019 23:47 IST