Puja Gupta rose to fame with her debut in movie F.A.L.T.U., and movies Shortcut Romeo and Go Goa Gone. A fitness lover to the core, she is known for engaging her fans in workout videos and fitness and wellness tips on the daily. A one-woman army, here is Puja in colloquy with GlobalSpa…
How are you doing these days? Are you back to work and living in the new normal?
I had just started getting back to work when COVID cases started rising again. I have been taking all precautions even when I am shooting. I hope we are all able to go about our lives like before but that is going to take a while. Until then, we should all be careful and not step out without wearing a mask.
We are curious - starting out as a model, how did acting come in the picture? Were you always passionate about getting into Bollywood?
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FULL OF SUNSHINE: MRUNAL THAKUR
SHE MADE HER DEBUT INTO BOLLYWOOD WITH A HIGHLY ACCLAIMED FILM, ‘SUPER 30’ WITH HRITHIK ROSHAN AND THEN THERE WAS NO LOOKING BACK. SHE HAS SEVERAL BIG RELEASES LINED UP FOR THIS YEAR LIKE ‘TOOFAN’ WITH FARHAN AKHTAR JUST ROUND THE CORNER AND ‘JERSEY’ WITH SHAHID KAPOOR TOWARDS THE YEAR END. SHE IS HARDWORKING, PASSIONATE, AND ALWAYS ONE TO GO IN DEPTH WITH HER WORK. JUST LIKE THAT, MRUNAL THAKUR HAS MADE A SUREFIRE NAME FOR HERSELF WITHIN THE INDUSTRY. FROM STEALING THE SILVER SCREEN TO BREAKING RECORDS ON THE BIG SCREEN, SHE IS SLOWLY AND SURELY ENGRAVING HER NAME IN THE FILM INDUSTRY. ALL ABOUT BEING AN ENTHU CUTLET, WARMTH, AND SHINE, HERE IS MRUNAL THAKUR IN CONVERSATION WITH US…..
THE FLIP SIDE OF REMOTE LIFESTYLE: BURNOUT
THE REMOTE LIFESTYLE GUARDED US AGAINST THE RAGING VIRUS OUTSIDE, BUT WE ALSO NEED TO LOOK AT THE INEVITABLE IMPACT THIS HAS ON OUR MENTAL HEALTH.
SHARING A PASSION FOR TRAVEL, ADVENTURE, ECO-FRIENDLINESS, AND ANIMALS, A COUPLE PLANNED A LIFE CHANGING TRIP OF 100 DAYS WITH THEIR FURRY BABIES WHICH IS SOON TO BE ON YOUR SCREEN - LIFE OFF THE LEASH.
SELF-LOVE IN RESONANCE
SHUT OFF THE SCREEN. TAKE OFF YOUR GLASSES. BREW YOUR FAVORITE CUPPA, AND LET THESE PODCASTS ACCOMPANY YOU IN YOUR HOMELY DAYS AS YOU EXPLORE LOVING YOURSELF IN GRACE AND KINDNESS.
HERITAGE OF INDIA
“THERE ARE NO RULES OF ARCHITECTURE FOR A CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS”. THIS QUOTE BY GILBERT K.CHESTERTON, ABOUT ARCHITECTURE AND IMAGINATION, IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE QUOTES. IT FITS PERFECTLY WITH MY TRIP TO BIKANER.
FOR YOUR MANE
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR HAIR LOSS, YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT THE RIGHT PLACE. IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR SCALP AS A HEALTHY SCALP GROWS HEALTHY HAIR.
STAYING AT THE TALLEST TOWER TO DINING SIX 6 METRES BENEATH THE OCEAN, ADD THESE HOTELS FOR YOUR NEXT DREAMY VACATION.
ATTITUDE FOR GRATITUDE
IT IS IMPORTANT TO PAUSE, REFLECT, AND BE GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE MOMENTS THAT HAVE HELPED YOU THROUGH.
A ROARING SUCCESS
A NAME LARGELY ASSOCIATED WITH SUCCESS AND INNOVATION, JOHN SPENCE IS THE MAN BEHIND KARMA GROUP WHICH HAS CHANGED THE FACE OF LUXURY AND HOSPITALITY AROUND THE WORLD.
How To Increase Your Vaccine's Efficiency
While many know of the clinical efficacy of the various covid-19 vaccine options, very few are aware of a simple, free, and accessible-to-all prescription that could boost the vaccine response significantly. This secret prescription to unlock maximum benefits from your upcoming covid-19 vaccine shot is nothing but - good sleep.
Lost In Translation
Hey Siri, why don’t digital assistants understand people who don’t sound like white Americans?
A Subcontinent Of Inequality
The plight of two women from completely different ends of the social spectrum tells one big story about India
Bollywood Gets a Covid Makeover
As it reopens, health rules mean that big dance numbers are out, social distancing is in
The Cosmic Chaos of India
Just like the cosmos, when you see India for the first time everything seems chaotic and yet every Indian person finds his/ her own order in that hustle which all goes in tandem. Pavan Rajurkar a freelance illustrator based out of Mumbai, capture this Indianness perfectly in his artworks for many different brands and studios. Some of his recent illustrations have been displayed here.
Doctor of Happiness: An Art Essay
SUKRITI VADHERA KOHLI is the founder of Doctor of Happiness, helping young people with depression and other mental conditions through her art and online platform. Here she speaks with VANESSA PATEL about what inspired her to open up this forum, and what a difference art can make to our well-being.
Meet with clients amid the city’s kaleidoscopic sights and sounds.
Angie Aching For Michelle Pfeiffer!
Star reunites with girlhood crush – & melts
Discover The Remnants Of Empires And The Seeds Of Independence In Mumbai
Discover the remnants of empires and the seeds of independence in India’s most populous city.
Kangana Loses Her Mental Balance
For those who missed the August issue, to bring you up to date; we had a story which said, nobody wants to work with Kangana Ranaut. We explained how she had rubbed all the Khans the wrong way and from Karan Johar to Shahid Kapoor to Irfan Khan no one was prepared to work with her. Now here is the latest escapade Subhojit Ghosh investigates.
Farhan Akhtar: Bollywood's Casanova
Remember ‘Imran’ aka ‘Majnu’ from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, played by none other than Farhan Akhtar.