Thursday, September 29, 2016

"Mard ko dard nahin hota," says gritty-pretty Rupali Suri

Gladrags MegaModel winner, anchor, host, theatre performer, fashionista and now a film actress; Rupali Suri is heading to become an entertainment all-rounder. The 20-something has played the Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi "with a difference" in Bharat Dabholkar's directorial comic satire play Bottoms Up. And she'll be seen next in an English film 'Dad... Hold My Hand'. We decided to check out her feelings and ask her about life before she takes her next flight.

Why did you choose your profession?
Rupali Suri: Oh, I didn't. My profession chose me. I used to be a great fan of dancing and talking the talk. One thing led to another and before I knew I was performing and anchoring and hosting shows, and then modeling and doing theatre, and next you will see me in movies. Life is running and I'm keeping pace.

Tell us about your first film 'Dad... Hold My Hand'.
Rupali: It’s directed by the super-talented late Arun Frank, who was a wizard at directing television serials in the late nineties. I play the lead's fiancĂ© Ria in the film starring Denzil Smith, Ratna Pathak and Jayesh Kodwani. It is made entirely in English and shot in London and Mumbai. It's doing the rounds of the festival circuit, before releasing in India and the West.

You also do theatre. Right?
Rupali: Yes, I play Sonia Gandhi with a difference in Bharat Dabholkar's play Bottoms Up. It's great fun. I get to enact many shades, and even grin, smile, take taunts chin up, and once in a while, flip my hair in stylish spectacles and crisp articulately worn cotton sarees. (laughs)

Any barriers you have overcome on this journey?
Rupali: I was a plump and chubby child and had to contend with weight issues as I grew up. But once I entered showbiz, I became conscious and cautious and transformed myself. Thanks to my supportive mom, I haven't faced any huge barrier in my personal life. But you see, sometimes fear of the unknown can be a greater emotion than love. I have to admit that at times, I have faced a self-inflicted barrier in my professional life, where I have held myself back and waited for an opportunity to appear. But once I realized that attitude wasn't working, I slowly and steadily reprogrammed my mind with the 'go for it' attitude. Once that was in place, the barriers fell away. And from then, it's been a steady and sturdy climb.

Who do you think is the most glamourous and fashionable celebrity in Bollywood and why?
Rupali: Of course, we have Deepika (Padukone) who was a model and then Sonam (Kapoor). The latest in the list is Lisa Hayden. She too dresses her mind.

From the current lot of designers, who do you think matches your fashion?
Rupali: I'm extremely fond of Rahul Mishra and Vaishali S. The latter's garments are very feminine and even give that great look in silhouettes. Now that's all about perfect cut and fit, isn't it? I also like the sensibilities of some other budding designers. As long as fashion is about how you feel, it can never go out of fashion.

How do you feel to be called a fashionista?
Rupali: I blush. :p

What is the mantra behind your bedazzling fit body?
Rupali: I have read somewhere that seventy percent of the body is made in the kitchen and the rest thirty percent is made in the gym. So lookout for your diet and understand your body requirement. As they say, no pain, no gain.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
Rupali: My moms sarees, my books, education certificate, all my old pictures and a nose ring I've been gifted by my aunt. (grins)

Did Bollywood always appeal to you?
Rupali: Oh yes, I was quite filmi in my growing up days too. I guess, I've danced to each and every one of Madhuri Dixit songs. See, I've always had an inclination towards all things creative. I've always liked to perceive situations and then see how I can fit in.

A Bollywood dialogue you swear by.
Rupali: I have grown up teasing my sisters with the line "Mard ko dard nahin hota" from the Bachchan movie Mard. I've even played pranks on some film dialogues. The latest in my book is "Maine ek baar commitment kardi, toh main apne aap ki bhi nahi sunta!" Lol.

If a film was remade, which one would you want to be a part of?
Rupali: Oh, the top billing for that wish would go to Sridevi's character in Chandni. The role had so many nuances of a woman's feelings and Sridevi portrayed it with so much heart. Another one would be Dilwale Dhulania Le Jayenge. Kajol was an out-and-out sweetheart in it.

If not a model and actress, what would have been your alternate career choice?
Rupali: Oops! Never given much thought to that. But now that you ask, I guess, I might have joined my father in business.

How do you manage your personal and professional life?
Rupali: In our fast-paced world, personal and professional life is often intertwined. But my family helps me stay grounded and manage a balancing act.

What is your ideal partner like?
Rupali: I guess I'd give more importance to compatibility more than looks or riches. Someone I can talk and share anything and everything with. After all, if a girl cannot open her heart to her partner, then she will always be wanting in life.

Scorching a trail blazer at India Runway Week Season 7

The much awaited fashion extravaganza India Runway Week in association with Big Boy Toyz, Season 7 Winter/Festive Edition commenced at Thyagraj Stadium. The show opened with the designs of International Designer Bibi Russell under the name of “Rajasthali”. The day one of the India Runway Week was high on creativity, where experienced designers ruled the ramp, the newbies were also not far behind. Daniel Syiem from North East also shared the ramp with Bibi Russell in the opening show. His label Breathe Easy is an attempt to make clothes feel like second skin to your body. Blending pure cotton and raw silk with tribal weaves from North East India, the collection comprises of looks that cater to men and women who just want to break free....and breathe easy.

Shreeya Somaiya, introduces her debut collection inspired by the classic Shakespearean ballet “A Midsummer Night Dream.”  Her designs translate the enchanting world of magic and love charms that the play represents. The collection focuses on encapsulating the spirit of feminine power with a touch of elegance that the female characters of the play demonstrate. On the other hand beautiful actress Soha Ali Khan was spotted for designer from Hyderabad Shweta Sharda, who presented the glory of womanhood through her designs on the ramp. Shweta wanted to depict the brave step took by women in redesigning her own map to explore the World.  “Her Collection is about women like me who love to travel around the world” says Soha Ali Khan. Deepika Reddy from Ishithaa Design House launched her debut Winter / Festive collection ‘Vadhuvu’ at India Runway Week. The collection ‘Vadhuvu’ meaning bride in Telugu; echoed what every South Indian Bride desires to be on her big day. The Hues and textures of the lehengas, gowns and the Kanchipuram silk sarees are what every girl would lust after. Reframing The Regal by Designer by Isha Gupta Tayal is an amalgamation of British Empire and royal India. It comes up with a desire to see Indian women breaking out of their pearl cages and enter into royal steam punk adventures.  The collection is all about “Imaginative Dressing” , invention, adventure and worldliness. While speaking about her collection Varija says, “We see virtual heroes on the silver screen who are good, fight all evils and are perfect in every possible way. We aspire to be like them in our real lives. Then we see Super Heroes, who fight battles in real lives to protect others.

Actor MugdhaGodse walked the ramp for Satomi ByRakam. They showcased the collection under the name ‘Myrah’ goes back to the ancient times of 17 th century. It elucidates an aristocratic lady who is extraordinary and admirable. It symbolizes women of exquisite charm, with motifs inspired by age old art with a modern twist to create history.AdityaKhandelwl showcases some of the most intricate and extravagant pieces in a fusion style statement marrying the silhouettes from the British Raj to India’s own traditional Mughal embroidery and richness.

Day 1 comes to an end with the show of Studio AV by Gaurav and Nitesh, actor MandanaKarimi sizzled the ramp as a showstopper for them. Studio AV by Gaurav and Nitesh presented their beautiful collection ‘Dhaage’ at the India Runaway Week. The mesmerizing collection, aptly named ‘Dhaage’, is the beautiful journey of threads into a Masterpiece. The entire collection is handmade in threads with a little bit of zardosi and dapka work to add some glitter.

The second day of  India Runway week Season 7 in association with Big Boy Toyz  started  with college students doing the  ramp walk in  the designs of the students from Appejay Design Institute.  Apeejay Design Institute is the Knowledge partner of India Runway Week Season 7.The second show of the day started with “Euphoria” by DishaDoshi Gandhi. Captivating Ikat patterns have been used, whose colors reflect local heritage and are bright and contrasting, as per the theme of the collection. Geometry plays a considerate part within the whole collection.Since winter/festive collection, we have used jackets, overcoats and scarves to complete our looks. Vida De Frida by Designer Payal & Zinal is based on the theme- age of Ungender, where its the person that matters and not their Gender. It is because, today, people have a balanced identity that includes   the virtues of both the Genders. And both the male and female personalities are coming to accept the “Other Side".  Kantha by Stuti Shan is an primordial craft, made by the women of Rural West Bengal. Bolpur-Shantiniketan is essentially famous for its ethnic and creative Kantha embroidery all over India. Every stitch of this embroidery is hand sewn. It takes nearly 3 to 4 months to complete 1saree.

Rachat by Shruti and Rohan’s  collection revolves around the personal emotions of an army girl. How at first she is very determined about her duties and responsibilities as a Jawan. She goes through a rigorous training process for which she was not mentally ready at the time, but she does it anyway. She starts missing her family, friends and basically her whole life before joining the Armed Forces. The Flute Enchanter by Manika Surekhais the inspiration of the collection comes from the magnificent life of lord Krishna. Use of hand painted motifs with a fusion of fabrics forms the center of my collection. While keeping my inspiration as my focus in all my creations, the garments are very fresh and modern. The exaggerated flow in the garments is perfect for all body types.

''the Indian Disney Story'', by designer MithiKalra, speaks for itself. Dresses, gowns suited for a Princess , based on the traditional art of Madhubani, hand embroidered on pure silks and organza . The collection wonderfully and imaginatively combines the grace of a bygone era, with the modern day fashion.PERSIAN STORY by designer RavneetToor is inspired from the tales of Persia. Indian bridal wear inspired by the beauty of the majestic empire will be seen on the ramp in flowy silhouettes and intricate handwork with the mix of royal colors.

Foram Rambha’s concept is gowns which are flowy & combined with Indian and Western culture. His inspiration is floral designs, which will also see variations of different floral designs in embroidery patterns which are both Indian and Western. The colors used is from o-1 that is from pastels to vibrant drank colours.  The outfits can be worn in a cocktail as well as a wedding reception ceremony. Inspired by our nation’s winning drive, “Save The Girld Child”, ‘Sahira by Yasmeen Mehra’ presented the New Winter/ Festive collection ‘Erubescent’, ‘The Blooming Flower. The show depicted the evolution of a bright girl child to a shining woman of today.

“Three Musketeers of Nature”, an winter festive collection by emerging designer Radhika Jindal showcases an amalgam of the floral and faunal motif and a direct contrast to the somber colors of fall with its exuberant hues of Deep Electric Blue, Turquoise Blue, Watermelon Pink and Sunflower Yellow. Actress Esha Gupta  turned showstopper for designer Yoshita Yadav at the Indian runway week 2016. The designer showcased her collection inspired by the city of Lucknow which remains the fashion capital of Northern India. "In this season's collection, we at Yoshita Couture have used 100 per cent Indian woven Raw Silks, woven in Varanasi and Bengaluru, depending on colour specifications. “In this collection, one can see a vivid representation of motifs taken from most famous Mughal monuments of Bara Imambara, Chhota Imambara, and the Rumi Darwaza," said the designer in a statement.

Magiska by Shalini is a reflection of Indian heritage of rich textiles and centuries old craftsmanship. It is the modern interpretation of Indian classical silhouettes coupled with an evergreen shelf life that makes each product extremely unique - a classic that can be passed on from one generation to the next.

While Day 1 of India Runway Week, Season 6 started off with a bang, day 3 hasn’t slowed down one bit. Day 3 started with the 5 designer showShilpaChourasia, Sana Khan, Var-Shi by Varun and Vidushi, Preatz by Preethi Fazel, Abitie by Megha Mahendru.

BRIDALSUTRA by designer Shilpa Chourasia is the cerebral modern bride splurges on her trousseau as smartly as she plans her big crazy wedding. Taking ques from her convertible lifestyle, designer Shilpa Chaurasia have crafted a genius Lehenga, which wraps and unwraps into two distinct styles. Sana Khan’s “Conserving Mother Nature” is the collection for which she draws inspiration from the nature along with the beauty and elegance of floral architecture beautifully translated into a fresh outlook and stunning range on garments. Her pieces include intricate cuts and details on her clothes perfectly constructed with attention to details drawn from the floral beauty spinning a beautiful fairytale story through her clothes. She uses a lot of pastel embroidery and Zardozi work to reconstruct the enchanting floral palate in her clothes.

Varun Loht and Vidushi Gulati presented their latest collection,"The neo femme ", celebrating the modern women in all her poise and majesty. The collection features mysterious dark and bold hues with basic silhouettes and embroidered, edgy lapels. Combining the Indian dabka with the European baroque style, the collection exemplifies the wandering soul still tethered to her spiritual roots. Preethi Fazel presented  ‘The Florals’ ,  which showcased a wide variety of soft, elegant, flowing fabrics, florals of bridal wear that combines to form a stunning silhouette for a modern woman. The Florals mark the designer’s first foray into bridal fashion, which symbolizes beauty, innocence and purity of women, which comes across as both chic and elegant.

The Collection “Silvat” by MeghaMahendru is inspired from woman who is different and attempts to seek perfection in every role she plays in her daily life. The collection shows solitary calmness and feminine spirit. It portrays a woman who is unbound, bold and independent. The collection by this young Woman Entrepreneur is dedicated to Women Empowerment. The second show started with the collection of Gouri Gosain “The Craft”, there are syncretic styles of Flora, Art and Architecture that evolved during the Mughal Period. Traditional forms of threadwork in its most contemporary form inspired by the Calico. Moving on, the collection comprises of intricate embroideries inspired by traditional Zardozi work. Theme-Talk of the blocks presented by Kanchan Kuntala Das is made of blocks of fabric with balanced yet discontinued use of embroidery. The material used is handloom cotton and the multicolor hand embroidery shapes up the story of the collection.

Amru by Chhandak Jana presents Padm'e the enchanting, elaborate and mystical Lotus motifs used in the wall paintings of Ajanta caves serve as the central theme for this collection. The lotus rooted in the mud blooms and blossoms into a beautiful flower, it detaches itself from the mud, grows through purifying water and reaches for sunlight- each of the garment in the collection uses lotus as a metaphor and points towards an individuals' desire and aspiration for enlightenment. MAFIA, collection revisits the era of the Mafia by VinayRana is an exploration of the classic look, with modern silhouettes. VinayRana is known for his ability to make heads turn with his sense of styling. The outfits have been distinctively accented with glitzy accessories and the tone of the collection embraces epicurean bright with dark & sooty colors.

The Muse Room by Akassh K Aggarwalis a celebration of Being a Queen Beyond her Peers. Collection of Jewellery Designer Akassh K Aggarwal comes with a message of celebrating women of all ages- from their teens to their 90's- who not only have a stellar sense of Living and a knack for making their way in the world but also possess that uncanny ability to know when to act their age and also when to throw the supposed limits of that number. Akassh says, “I am very much delighted that Bollywood diva Zeenat Aman has walked the ramp for me. She has been my first crush and will always be my muse. Keeping her in mind, I have created the whole collection and have kept my collection name as "The Muse Room". Zeenat Aman said, "Walking the ramp is always fun. It is a feel good factor when you get the instant reaction from the audience. I have seen the Jewellery of Akassh K Aggarwal and I am all excited to walk the ramp for his show at India Runway Week."

“Riwayat -ethereal rendition of Phulkari” collection by “Gauri couture” was an attempt to revive traditional art of handmade Phulkari by creating avenues of employment and social empowerment for rural women of Punjab. The collection was an ode to phulkari artisans. Bringing the models in vibrant colors of phulkari and bling of gotta work Gauri couture designers Nikheil, Rivendra and Twinkle shows ensembles that move in perfect harmony in style, silhouette and form. Designer Jeevitha Perumal proudly presents her Ladylike collection under the label D.Sign.D by Jeevitha Perumal .Ladylike collection draws inspiration from the exquisite oyster mushrooms to reinvent the embellishments with the timeless ruffles. A melange of entrancingly elegant yet playful, colour palate ranging from soft pastels of rose quartz, serenity, arctic ice, lavender fog etc.

Deblina and Atul premiered their collection –Arabesque which is entirely made up of Eco and skin- friendly Bamboo yarns knitted together to create magic spelling interesting ensembles. Arabesque the theme was indeed true to the amalgamation of contemporary and classical silhouettes and motifs. KnitWear indeed got a new dimension and with this range our notion of it being available only as sweaters for winters has been trashed out of the window. It’s a new page in Indian fashion history which has been written today at India Runway Week, where just like handlooms, hand knits encompassed the beauty of grand ensembles showcased. The feather in the hat was the intricately placed embroidery work, man folding the beauty of these contemporary stylized silhouettes.

Designer AnshuKhathuria, who is making her debut at the fashion gala, is going to showcase a collection titled   “Wings of Fire” – an ode to delicacy and strength of a Woman. Her label ‘AK’ delineates an exquisite concoction of Rich Indian Clothing Culture and Global Sophistication. The collection is featured in lucious silks, satins, organza’s undulating ruffles & drapes unconventional layering, pleating & roughing signifying textures, curves, flair, deep emotions and passion in a women’s life.

Veteran Actress Sharmila Tagore walked ramp for Rohini Gugnani. Actress dazzled the show with the grace and dignity showcasing the splendid and grand Avadh era in her designs. Designer Rohini Gugnani's latest collection was an interesting play of concepts derived from the cities of Kanpur, Lucknow, Faizabad which redefined the glory of Avadh period in present time.

The Grand finale of India Runway Week was by Designer Riddhi and Siddhi with their collection "English Country Gardens". Models walked the ramp with sports car by Big Boy Toyz. The show was the amalgamation of glamour and cars. The collection conjures up contemplative thoughts of romance and lazy summer days. It is free spirited, light and easy with the use of light summer fabrics like chiffon, georgette, satin linen and pure silks. The colour story has a diverse range of hues from onion pinks, peaches, off-whites, pale blue and brown. The silhouettes are long, fluid and layered for women and sharp yet easygoing for men.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Prabhudeva to launch the song on his app - Prabhudeva

Prabhu deva is surely scorching the stage with his innovative efforts. He is known for introducing highly specialized dance movements and international standard choreography to Indian. After winning accolades as choreographer he became a successful hero and even a sought after director later. What makes him click is his efforts to be different. Yes, now the acor dancer director has launched an app on himself. The app will contain all the details about Prabhu deva and will keep fans updated about all the latest news and updates relating to the dancing sensation.

Besides giving updates about Prabhu deva’s latest movies, shooting schedules, among others, interesting details about his personal life are also available on app. Fans can even watch and listen hit numbers of PD.

Now to add to the excitement, the songs of Vashu Bhagnani's next project Tutak tutak Tutiya staring Prabhudeva, Sonu Sood and Tamannaah is all set to launch the biggest song of year "Chal Maar" today on hisdigital app name Prabhudeva. Creating just the right amount of noise amongst Cinephilia's, the songs of the film are already chartbusters and keeping the buzz alive dancing God Prabhudeva. The song is said to be the biggest dance number of the year where Prabhudeva will be seen shaking his leg with Amy Jackson. 

After Mukabala, Ke Sara Sara and ABCD series i wanted to do something on the same level in the song Chal maar. It fun, its peppy and it is my favourite song in the film. I wanted to launch this song on my personal app and I am happy that I am doing it. I hope people like it." Says Prabhudeva.

The Prabhu deva app can be downloaded from Google Play store. 

Mukul Dev says no Bigg Boss 10

First there was news about cartoonist K.V.Gautam saying no to Bigg Boss 10. Then Kabir Bedi denied going on it. The latest is actor Mukul Dev claiming to have refused it.

"Okay I have to do this... I am profusely sorry but the Bigg Boss people keep calling every season. Now it's time to put it in public," Mukul posted on his Facebook. "It would cost me a degeneration of the last morsel of my ancestral values and a cold-blooded murder of my child's respect for me to even be seen in a glimpse on that television show," he added.

Most of his fans on FB seemed to agree to his refusal, except for ex-contestant Kashif Qureshi (remember, the one-time so-called 'common man' of BB). "But bhai, my season 6 had a certain class. It started descending into the sewer after my season," Kashif replied to Mukul's post.

But Bollywood publicist Dale Bhagwagar feels that such strong feelings are fine as they are "the adrenalin" of the show. "It's all just like what I'd told one of my PR clients Mandana Karimi last season before she entered... People can love the show, they can hate the show, but they can't ignore it."

True. When Mandana repeated those lines during her introductory tete-a-tete with host Salman Khan, it felt as if she had instantly captured 'the essence of Bigg Boss'.

Former Mumbai film fest director re launches distribution outfit for international cinema

Known to have headed the coveted Mumbai Film Festival and brought it at par with leading International film festivals, Former festival director of the Mumbai Film Festival and industry veteran, Srinivasan Narayanan has announced the re-launch of his International distribution company‘In2Infotainment India’.

The announcement was made with his company acquiring for the SAARC region, the acclaimed Cannes Film Festival Palm D’Or winner ‘I, Daniel Blake’ by Ken Loach.

Directed by Ken Loach,I, Daniel Blakeis the story of a 59-year-old carpenter befriending a single mother and her two kids as they navigate their way through the Kafka-esque impersonal benefits system.

With this, S Narayanan’sfirm In2Infotainment Indiahas made a comeback to the distribution business in India following the experience at distribution of earlier titles such as Dardenne brothers’ Palm D’Or winnerL’Enfant, Lemming andThe Barbarian Invasions, winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2004 Academy Awards, among a slate of art-house movies

“When I prepared a business plan in 2001 for distribution of art-house movies in India, I was a pioneer and had to go through the learning experience. When I took over as the Director of the Mumbai Film Festival I strengthened my association with award winning and critically acclaimed films. With that commitment having concluded, I took some time off to revive my company and create a sustainable model for the distribution of international films in India.” Said Narayanan.Chief Executive,  In2Infotainment India.

When quizzed about the Palme D’or Winning films release plans, he quipped saying “We will innovatively release I, Daniel Blake in the coming months. The Idea is to ensure that the distribution model is a sustainable and viable one, that ensures all stakeholders are benefited, including audiences”.

While In2infotainment’s forte remains acquiring top-notch,award-winning films for distribution in India, it is also set to forge new partnerships with investors across the world to market Indian films, documentaries and TV content.In the past the company has also exported Indian films to Iran, Singapore, Australia and Canada among other countries.

In addition to having served as the Festival Director ofthe Mumbai Film Festival from 2008 to 2014, Narayanan also served as the Artistic Director of Drishyam Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab in 2015, collaboration between the Sundance Institute and Indian independent production house Drishyam Films.

Priyanka Chopra for a female James Bond?

Ever since Daniel Craig decided to put playing James Bond 007 on hold, there have been all kinds of rumours floating about a new Bond. But what has caught our eye is the way Hollywood's new Indian star Priyanka Chopra is being hailed as a good choice for playing a female Bond. And she isn't averse to the idea of a lady Bond.

Recently, the UK-based website Refinery 29 even quoted the Qantico gal saying, “And not Jane (Jane Bond). She should be James Bond, and she should be able to sell it. Why not?”

Though Priyanka is not the only Indian actress whose name has been speculated for a Bond movie. After Shilpa Shetty wonCelebrity Big Brother, her then publicist Dale Bhagwagar had told a British journalist from Daily Mail that if an Indian actress could play a Bond girl, it could be Shilpa Shetty.

The PR guru's comment received a lot of publicity when it was picked up by various blogs and websites, some of which carried out opinion polls with a list of Indian actresses to choose from. And Shilpa indeed topped the charts.

The bigger surprise came when a few months later Daniel Craig in an interview to NDTV Movies, echoed Dale's words, stating, "I think she (Shilpa) looks great and has a killing figure, just right for a Bond girl". Coincidentally, during Shilpa's Big Brother win, the same public relations guy handled the media for Priyanka's too.

"If you cut me, you will find blood and pani-puri," laughs foodie Rupali Suri

Actress Rupali Suri is probably one of the biggest foodies in Bollywood. And it's easy to understand that. How? Simple. Ask her about food, and she begins to talk like a girl possessed. Lol. We mean, food-possessed :p

Talking about her favourite restaurants, Rupali likes this place called the The Big Chill in Delhi. But when abroad, she doesn't really have any favourite, but likes to try out different restaurants, "especially the small boutique restaurants which have great tastes to offer."

But when it comes to her all-time fav snack, the gal is a hardcore bambaiya. Her favourite street-food is chaat and pani-puri. "In college, I would tell my friends, 'If you cut me, you will fine blood and pani-puri'. Its madness that I still savour it the same way," she laughs. "The strange thing is, pani-puris are also a stress-buster for me."

She's tried her most weird dish "in China" but wouldn't tell us what it was. We can imagine why. Gee ;-) But near to home, Rupali's all-time fav is are "mom-made dahi-kadhi and pakodas with rice. No one can make it as mom does."

"Eat what your heart desires, but also watch what you eat," she advises. "After all, it's no less than an art to balance fitness and food."