Shilpa Shetty has always been known for the close relationship she shares with her mother, Sunanda Shetty. Now she is forging an equally close bond with her son Viaan.
On the occasion of Mother’s Day, Shilpa Shetty is only too happy to be awarded a Yummy Mummy Trophy by Bio-Oil. “I have learnt all that I needed to do through my mother,” declared an emotional Shilpa and added, “I dedicate this award to my mom who is gorgeous and absolutely yummy mummy without any bias.”
Known for her lissome figure, Shilpa revealed she owed that to her mother as well. “I seek inspiration from my own mother who really got back to her shape after delivering Shamita and me,” she narrated. “During my pregnancy I had put on some 30 kilos because I was eating everything. And for the first seven months after giving birth to Viaan, I just didn’t care because it use to be so tiring and I was so sleep deprived. Finally, my mom told me, ‘Shilpa you are looking really fat!’ And she made this blunt statement every day for three months, till I cried, ‘I am your child; how can you say that?’ But she was adamant because she me to take care of myself, it’s not about looking good but about being healthy.”
“And later I did everything the old book method you know your hormones goes through all kind of changes, you have to have right people from you should take advice from and I had two very good doctors who advised me for my skin, how to take care of myself during pregnancy that’s really vital. I take it as a huge compliment that people think that I seem to be the yummy mummy but I had great guidance from people whose forte it is.”
Once Shilpa adopted her mother’s advice the transformation was quick. The actress revealed: “I immediately hit the gym and I lost 30 kilo excess weight in exactly four months. It wasn’t like I was sleeping in the gym and not looking after my child … I was working out just one hour a day for five days a week. I am at my fittest today … after a baby your really value your body and health.”
While Shilpa rhapsodizes that “It’s the most wonderful feeling to be a mother” she is also practical enough to have continued with her professional assignments after becoming a mom. “I think women are conditioned to multitask,” she reasoned. “We are taught from a very young age that we have to look after the family, I love the middle class values my parents have inculcated in us. But I had no idea that I was going to be an actor or that I would become a businesswoman, or that I would be doing all these while being a mother. It’s all about time management. I am very proud to say that I am a full-time mother and part-time professional.”
- Anita Britto, Bollywood News Service.