Actor Kajal Aggarwal. Image from the publicity material
After making inroads into Bollywood with Singham and Special 26, Kajal Aggarwal is currently on a signing spree down South. She has as many as five releases this year and is working round the clock on Telugu and Tamil projects, apart from endorsing a handful of products (the latest being Bru coffee). Be it hotting up the screen in a bikini or her scorching magazine covers, Aggarwal knows how to up her glamour quotient. Fitness, she says, is a necessity and her trainer, Bharath, at Gold’s Gym keeps her motivated. More from her:
When I am shooting outdoors, I always carry a yoga mat and practise yoga five times a week. Otherwise, in Mumbai and Hyderabad, I train at the Gold’s Gym where I do a combination of cardio and weight training. I also like to experiment with zumba, pilates and spinning.
I try to eat as healthy as possible and include carbs, proteins, vitamins and good fats in my daily menu. I drink lots of water and love everything fresh, so you can see a lot of colourful salads, fruits and vegetables in my diet. On the sets, I carry home-cooked food.
I love Japanese and Thai as I think they have a good mix of proteins, vegetables, sea weed and seafood. Sushi features high on my list.
I use a good sunscreen and avoid make-up when I am not shooting to allow my skin to breathe. My only skincare essentials are a moisturiser and lip balm. ‘Less is more’ is my motto.