‘Be Yourself. Be Self-Effacing’

Kriti KHARBANDA on beauty, health, fitness and wellness. 

Your view on beauty? 

My beauty hymn hinges on one vital element — hydration. This has worked for me wonderfully well — the necessity of maintaining moisture levels internally and externally. This also involves more than just drinking water; it’s about ensuring that the skin remains dewy and supple through various means, including the thoughtful selection of hydrating skincare products, like rosewater. I make it a point to include a big glass of veggie stew packed with nourishing ingredients, like karela, beetroot, and palak. I fully believe in the adage that beauty really comes from within. It is also more than skin deep — it reflects the way you think of yourself and also others. Always be yourself — humble, yet assertive, and good. 

Your ’take’ on fitness? 

I didn’t quite like to work out my body as I hated workouts. I had to do workouts because my profession demanded a physically fit body, I began to do my best for my body. Once I saw the results, I began to enjoy what I was doing. I listen to Om chants while doing yoga, whenever I want to. I prefer Punjabi music while running. In my view, fitness isn’t having a perfect body. It is all about having a healthy body. I don’t quite like the concept of women with washboard abs though.

Your view of health and wellness?   

I ensure that eating just enough keeps me happy. I avoid carbs as far as possible, as also chocolates, oily stuff, ghee and butter. I love eating certain desserts, especially Indian and continental. My favourite dish is Tiramisu, the Italian dessert. Earlier, I tried the ketogenic diet [low-carb and high-fat diet]. Though I saw some great results, I realised that I was stressing my body far too much than required. Now, I advise fans to avoid trying crash diets. Keep everything simple and healthy, you’ll be well, also active and vibrant.

Your ‘take’ on work-life balance?

Be yourself. Be practical. Have empathy. Balance things. It will all work out well.

Your mantra to beat stress?

Everyone should realise that each of us functions differently and not everything works for everybody. Just leave the diets that don’t really work for your body. Consult a nutritionist, undergo medical tests and ensure the workouts and diets you try on your body work. Don’t be too rigid on yourself. Accept things with qualified logic. My favourite beauty hymn is sleep. My favourite mind-body relaxation agenda is yoga. It’s the best way to beating stress — from the inside out.

KRITI KHARBANDA, the ever-charming starlet, is best known for her work in Kannada and Telugu films. She has received accolades, including a SIIMA Award, and two nominations for the Filmfare Awards [South]. After starting her career as a model, she made her acting debut in the Telugu film, Boni. She made her debut in the Hindi film industry too with a supporting role in the 2016 thriller, Raaz: Reboot. She garnered wider recognition for her work in the 2017 romantic comedy, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana. She lives with her actor-husband, Pulkit Samrat, in Mumbai, India. This piece has been collated and curated from material available on the ‘Net [Kriti Kharbanda, Photo, Courtesy: PeakPX].

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