My weekends are hectic: Shiney Ahuja

The actor tells Bhawna Gera that his hectic shooting schedules don't allow him to enjoy weekends.

india Updated: Nov 10, 2006 18:30 IST

I’ve not been able to enjoy my weekends for quite sometime and I think I can put the blame on my hectic shooting schedules. However, as and when I get some free time I make sure that I spend it with my family.

At such moments, I go on long drives or just stay at home. And when I’m home, I watch movies on my DVD the whole day. My favourite genre? I enjoy watching all kinds of movies.

What I truly find relaxing is driving. It feels wonderful to be behind the wheels. I also love talking to my wife who is in the US and we do not miss a single opportunity to talk to each other.

A weekend is also the time to hit the gym and burn those extra kilos. An extended workout at Syzk in Mumbai is what keeps me busy when I’m not facing the camera. I plan my workout schedule in such a way that I get time to tone up various parts of the body.

Working out is very important for me as I’m a foodie and love eating out. Like any other Punjabi, I’d prefer North Indian food any day to any fancy cuisine.

A plate of rajma chawal or chhole chawal is enough to satisfy my taste buds. I may not know how to cook but I surely know how to savour a good dish. If not eating, driving or working out at a gym, I love to laze around and relax at home. That has always been the case with me though ever since I’ve become an actor I get very little time to do all this.

First Published: Nov 10, 2006 17:33 IST