NEW DELHI, Sept. 19 — “I’m more comfortable being voluptuous,” says actor Kareena Kapoor. The statement seems odd, given that the actor odd, given that the actor single-handedly made ‘size zero’ a household term, prompting legions of girls to hit the gym. But the actor insists that staying healthy and curvaceous is on top of her list of priorities these days, adding, “I had to follow a special diet for the item number ‘Chamak challo…’ in RA.One, but apart from that, I’m a healthy eater and I’m more comfortable being like that.”
Interestingly, Kareena admits that the secret to her much-envied physique isn’t starving herself, but it’s the exact opposite. “I’m always on a diet,” she says. “But I’m still a foodie and luckily, my dietician, Rujuta Diwekar, believes the only way to lose weight is through food, so I’m constantly eating. In fact, I have a meal every two hours. It’s fun and keeps my metabolism high, and is the only way I burn fat.”
Kareena reveals that it was her love for tastier things in life that helped her develop a friendship with co-star Salman Khan recently, when the duo were shooting for their film Bodyguard. “We were living at the house of the Maharaja of Patiala and used to eat every meal together. That helped us bond. Salman is very close to my sister Karisma, and she used to say that he and I are very similar in our natures since we’re both foodies who like to work out,” she recounts.
Ask whether her beefy co-star and she traded diet and fitness tips during their shooting time together, and the actor responds with a laugh, “Salman used to bully me to do weights, but I refused. I told him, ‘You’re totally into weights, and I’m totally into yoga, so let’s just eat together and not work out.’”