Shilpa Shetty’s next spa in Goa
Actor Shilpa Shetty is busy expanding her business, and she says she has no time for any other work as of now. However, she admits she can’t stay away from the big and small screens for too long.india Updated: Nov 01, 2011 19:34 IST
Actor Shilpa Shetty is busy expanding her business, and she says she has no time for any other work as of now. However, she admits she can’t stay away from the big and small screens for too long. As we speak, the actor-producer is gearing up to open two branches of her spa, one each in Goa and Guwahati.
“Goa is a known tourist hub. It would be fantastic if we manage to open our spa chain’s outlet there before the festive holiday season (Christmas) starts. It’s always good to have loads of visitors over when you are setting up shop,” she says, adding, “And Guwahati is also becoming a popular tourist destination. The locals also deserve a good spa with super facilities. And I don’t know of too many popular chains that have gone to that side of our country. So my business partner and I thought it was a wise decision.”
Shilpa’s first spa, in collaboration with Kiran Bawa, opened in Mumbai, back in 2009. Despite negative reports about the chain, the business flourished and the ladies have opened a number of spas across the country. After her ambitious nightspot, Royalty, was denied permission to open in Bandra, the actor, along with husband and businessman Raj Kundra, opened a real estate website last month to help middle-class citizens find and purchase their dream homes at prices they can afford.
“I’ve furnished my own houses in India and abroad and done their interiors. I know how much effort and thinking goes behind it. So we’ve ensured that the website also looks into that aspect, again at affordable rates,” says Shilpa, who also plans to involve her sister, actor Shamita Shetty, in her business. “She doesn’t wish to return to the movies for sure.
I supported her decision, and today, she’s pursuing a course in interior designing in London. Once she’s back and tells me what her plans are, we’ll decide how to work things out. Maybe, she could start with one of my spas. You never know!”
First Published: Oct 31, 2011 14:27 IST