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Shilpa Shetty talks Yoga and her Bollywood Passion

February 26, 2016

Bollywood superstar Shilpa Shetty says: “If your name is on it, then you have to be passionate about it...”

Shilpa Shetty Yoga Bollywood Passion. Want to know the secret to becoming a superstar in a country with over 1.2 billion people?We caught up with Shilpa Shetty after she demonstrated yoga moves to over 10,000 people during the recent X Yoga festival in Dubai and she was as glamorous in real life as she is on screen!Shilpa is one of the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India, she is a Bollywood superstar, film producer, former model and most recently a yoga sensation. Getting such success in a country with over 1.2 Billion people is not an easy feat, it takes a lot of talent and determination to make it to the top and more importantly stay there.She says “ I’m passionate about anything I put my name to or leverage my name with. You have to keep a single-minded focus on your passion and keep working at it and you are bound to then find success”She also talks about importance of self-love, and yoga to stay grounded or else you get jittery and loose it!Enjoy this Bollywood version of passion and pay it forward & share this episode with others who need it!Live PassionatelyMoustafa HamwiHello everyone and welcome back to Passion Sundays, the best way to end a week and start another.Our guest today is the most famous, most beautiful, one and only Shilpa.Moustafa: Shilpa, how are you?Shilpa: Thank you, thank you very much.Moustafa: It’s a great honour to have you here.Shilpa: My pleasure.Moustafa: Well, as obvious the show is called Passion Sundays, and what we wanna know from you, how passion made the big difference in your life and made you who you are today?Shilpa: Well, I really believe that if you are successful at something you have to be passionate about it. So yeah, I am really passionate about anything that I put my name to, I leverage my name with. So right now my ongoing passion is Yoga. I am in love with it!Moustafa: Here is question, I mean it’s easy to have passion when you are on top but I am sure your journey to success has been full of ups and downs and how do you find passion when you are on a low point and still make it up?Shilpa: You don’t lose focus and I really think that if you love what you are doing, ups and downs are all part of your life and you are not going to be less passionate about what you are doing because you haven’t found success at it. I think the art is to manifest your dreams, to manifest in, have the single minded goal oriented focus about what you are passionate about and keep working at it. You are bound to then find success one day or the other. And that truly is the secret.Moustafa: Awesome! So passion is not easy in a way, people think, they look at you where you are today and think “Oh God!” she woke up one day and found herself here!Shilpa: I have been through tremendous highs and tremendous lows so I have seen them all and honestly, I think Yoga kind of grounds me. So, even at a time where I am going through a low in my life maybe personally, professionally or whatever it is, we are all human beings you know, at the end of it all. It just grounds you and it just makes you focus inward. So passion being where it is, you have to make sure that you love yourself as well. You have also to be passionate about yourself. I think most people tend to you know, lose sense of self and that’s where you start becoming a little jittery. So, I really think that you have to be passionate about yourself, respect yourself and there is nothing in the world that you can’t achieve.Moustafa: Awesome. Thank you very much. This has been amazing.Moustafa/Shilpa: PASSION!What do you think? I would really love to hear your opinion. If you’d like to stay engaged, subscribe to our social media channels and if you want even more valuable interviews and tips and tricks on how to live passionately, then go to and subscribe to our Passion Sundays newsletter.Until the next episode, live passionatelyMoustafa Hamwi

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