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Sridevi was the ‘First Female Superstar’ of Indian cinema. Her charismatic beauty and aura captivated millions of hearts worldwide. She made her acting debut at age four with the film, Thunaivan, and since then, she worked non-stop. However, after embracing motherhood, Sridevi took a sabbatical. And after a hiatus of 15 years from films, Sridevi returned to acting with the film, English Vinglish in 2012. Undoubtedly, it was a blockbuster hit.
Even after so many years of her untimely demise on February 24, 2018, Sridevi's idea of beauty, wellness and de-stress is inspirational to many. Now, we stumbled upon Sridevi's 2011 interview with AsiaSpa magazine, wherein the legendary actress revealed that she believed in ageing gracefully. When Sridevi was asked if she had not done anything specific to confront ageing. To this, she mentioned:
"Not that I know of, I'm just going with the flow."
Post her untimely demise, Sridevi is survived by her filmmaker husband, Boney Kapoor and daughters, Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor. During the interview, Sridevi was asked what was the best way to de-stress after a long day at work. The Sadma actress mentioned, "Enjoying a movie with my husband and my kids." Afterwards, when asked about her instant mood-lifter, she added, “Seeing my children happy.” Moreover, she mentioned that she would like to collect "Old photographs of her family." On what her fitness regime entailed, she had said:
"I play outdoor games with my children like tennis, and I try to be regular with my power yoga. I also make it a point to go jogging with my daughter."
Further, Sridevi revealed that the true meaning of beauty to her is "glowing with happiness", and her definition of wellness was “being in a positive and happy frame of mind”. She also talked about the essential beauty rituals that she used to follow regularly were "eating the right food and at the right time, doing yoga and having lots of water". She also talked about the first beauty product she had used on her face, a mix of glycerin and rose water. Afterwards, she revealed carrying "Green tea bags" in her bags and suggested a few skin and hair care remedies for everyone. In her words:
"Have lots of water and liquids in general. Include ample fruits and vegetables in your diet and no fried or oily food. I would suggest everyone use fruit packs. Oil your hair and take a head massage as often as possible, for better blood circulation."
In the same conversation, Sridevi also shared her rigorous diet plan. From having two glasses of warm water in the morning to a heavy breakfast and a light dinner, especially with soups, Sridevi's diet plan followed every bit of a healthy and tasty one. She shared:
"Yes, I do. I make it a point to start my day with two glasses of warm water with a squeezed lemon and herbal tea. Then I have some mixed vegetable juice, followed by a heavy breakfast like oat meal or muesli with lots of dry fruits, honey and made in skim milk -- that gives me energy till 3 in the afternoon, that's when I have lunch with my kids. Lunch for me usually consists of lots of salad and sometimes smoked or grilled salmon, tofu or feta cheese."
"I make sure to add a lot of greens to my salad. I accompany this with some dal. My dinner is usually lighter then my lunch, so I stick to soups, but unlike many others I prefer to have a roti and some vegetable curry so that I sleep well. I snack on sauteed peanuts, a whole fruit, lots of cheese -- especially goat cheese -- with multigrain crackers and dark chocolate are my weakness. I make it a point to eat every two hours."
Well, we are mesmerised by Sridevi's beauty regime. What about you? Let us know!
Late actress, Sridevi was one of the rare gems of Bollywood. The actress used to rule the silver screens with her presence during the 80s and 90s. For the unversed, Sridevi passed away in February 2018 due to accidental drowning in Dubai. The actress was attending her husband, Boney Kapoor's nephew, ArjunRead More