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Women empowerment on MTV Roadies winner Shweta’s agenda

Shweta Mehta was on Saturday announced the winner of the 14th season of the popular stunt-based TV.

entertainment Updated: Jul 24, 2017 15:14 IST
Bhaskar Mukherjee
Bhaskar Mukherjee
Hindustan Times, Hisar
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Shweta Mehta at her residence in Fatehabad on Sunday.(HT Photo)

They might be located at a distance of just 22 kilometres, but their lives are a world apart from each other.

A few days after a woman burnt the private parts of her four-year-old granddaughter with tongs in Sirsa’s Hansi as she wanted a boy in the family, a 28-year-old girl from the nearby Fatehabad town won the MTV reality show Roadies Rising, underlying how women empowerment is a reality in making in a state known for its deep gender bias.

Shweta Mehta was on Saturday announced the winner of the 14th season of the popular stunt-based TV. Shweta, a gym trainer by profession, spoke to HT at her Fatehabad residence. “I am the first girl from Haryana who won the title.

I will tell the girls that if they want to do something, they must achieve their goals with hard work. I was a bright student and was pursuing engineering in Bangalore.”

“I got a good salary package but my interests were different. I started workout at a gym. I gave three auditions in a row but did not get selected finally I was selected by Neha Dhupia team when I picked cricketer Harbhajan Singh on my shoulders and started squat,” Mehta added.

Her mother Krishna Mehta, a teacher, said, “We faced a lot of societal pressure when Shweta started wearing bikinis at shows. But she always said that one day we will feel proud of her and that day has finally arrived. This is also a lesson for the girls who can prove themselves.”

Shweta said she also got an opportunity to become an actress in Bollywood, but she wanted to start her own clothing business besides continue her gymming hobby.

She said if she gets an opportunity to be part of reality show Khatron ke Khiladi, she will join it.

First Published: Jul 24, 2017 15:14 IST