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'Mallika Sherawat is naughty'

Miss Beautiful Skin 2006 Neha Ahuja reveals the secret behind her glowing skin and why she finds sex bomb Mallika Sherawat titillating.

india Updated: May 20, 2006 17:05 IST
Alka Rastogi
Alka Rastogi

Miss Beautiful Skin 2006 Neha Ahuja reveals the secret behind her glowing skin and why she finds sex bomb Mallika Sherawat titillating.

What's the secret behind your glowing skin?
That's because I use very minimalist make-up. I believe that even a little make-up is too much. In fact, I am a zero make-up girl though occasionally I do go for exfoliation and moisturizing. I always allow my skin to breathe. It's important.
Also, the secret lies in my genes. I owe a lot to my beautiful mom. My mother constitutes a part of me. Moreover, during scorching heat one must not fail to use a sun block lotion because the glow that you got from your ancestors would not stay if skin is not protected.

Do you believe Mallika Sherawat's remarks that too much kissing is the secret behind her glowing skin?
Mallika is naughty. Her remark was meant to titillate. I do believe that happiness makes skin glow. But, this does not mean that one should offer one's cheeks or lips for kisses in order to remain happy or to make skin glow!
Do you intend to knock the doors of Bollywood?
I have received some offers. But I am examining them. If a pick up a mediocre offer then my career as an actress would be short-lived.

Would you like to talk about the offers?
It would be better to name them after something materialises.

How important is skin care for you?
I attach a lot of importance to it. Eating the right kind of food is also vital. One should not take excess of spices and condiments. I eat Chaat occasionally and that too only homemade. I remember what a foreign girl once said after having Indian Chaat: "On the whole it was good but at the hole it was terrible."

Do you think that girls from western countries are far more beautiful than Indian girls?
I do not believe in this notion. European girls are indeed fair skinned but even a fair girl may not be beautiful. Beauty is added by the glow of the skin and not its colour. Even European girls could be sexy or un-sexy despite the fair colour of the skin.

Do you prefer imported beauty products?
I think that there are many Indian beauty products that are as good as imported ones. One can be choosy. But we should not out rightly reject every Indian product.

Are you also a fashion designer?
Yes, I am a trained fashion designer. I have worked on many projects. While walking on the ramp, I also give equal importance to inner garments. A bad inner wear may spoil your walk and would fail to expose the beauty of your figure.

First Published: May 20, 2006 17:05 IST

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