'I have strong faith in whatever I do': Shilpa Shetty Kundra on the importance of yoga in her life
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Shilpa Shetty Kundra is all set to return to feature film with Hungama 2. Directed by Priyadarshan, the movie which also stars Paresh Rawal, Meezaan Jaffrey and Pranitha Subhash, will release on Disney+Hotstar on July 23. Recently, we caught up with the actor, who also has Nikamma in her kitty, for chat about her love for yoga and fitness.

Shilpa, who started doing yoga 18 years ago to overcome cervical spondylosis, is a torchbearer of this ancient exercise. Whether through her yoga videos or now with her fitness app and social media, she is always spreading awareness about the benefits and importance of yoga on overall well-being. She says her life is sorted because of yoga, “I have strong faith in whatever I do, and that has come through yoga. It’s a gradual process, and I have seen the shift in me.”

The 44-year-old fitness enthusiast has based her life on yoga and practices it at least thrice a week for an hour. Shilpa, who juggles a multifarious career as an actor, reality show host, entrepreneur and a mother doesn't compromise on her daily routine. “We have to follow certain discipline in our life and I have a pattern which I follow no matter what. I do pranayama to keep myself focused and control breathing,” she says.

Although Shilpa is a hardcore yoga practitioner, her family members including her husband Raj Kundra don’t follow her league. However, he has been appreciative of her practices, as recently when Shilpa’s entire family was tested Covid-19 positive but herself, Raj took to social media comments to say, “She is safe, it seems yoga is the cure.”

“I used to tell Raj to eat healthy food and do yoga, but he never listened to me. He has now realised it and has started doing yoga and eating right,” she gushes. All said and done, Shilpa has now started believing that yoga is in her genes as her parents used to practice it. She says her kids are also getting conditioned to the process. “Viaan does many things. He follows many of my habits. My mother-in-law also practices yoga,” she says. “My daughter Samisha also lifts her leg when we talk about yoga,” she laughs.

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