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Shamita on her new venture

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Monday, April 23, 2007

She is an Ex Miss India who unlike others said a strict 'no' to Bollywood. Though it sounds surprising. but Shamita Singha is happy being a wine enthusiast and doing modeling and VJing. In this interview she talks about her latest venture 'Maximum Style' as an anchor on Zoom TV, but gets upset when we ask her about ex-flame Upen Patel. Read on to find out why:

An ex-Miss India Earth is a professional wine enthusiast, a supermodel, a VJ and now an anchor on Zoom TV. Why is the actor's tag missing?
It is because I am not passionate about acting at all. I don't do anything that I am not passionate. I love fashion; I love modeling and anchoring live shows. Besides learning about wines is my first love. Though modeling is a very short lived career but it depends how you maintain yourself. See Aditi Gowitrikar, she is a mother and still doing shows.

It sounds unusual as acting gives a lot of fame and also big amount of money. Do you have enough money for your life?
See, I am a very simple person who likes to live a simple life. I don't need too much money for myself. However, I get handsomely paid whenever I attend wine workshop. I don't believe in an extravagant life as Bollywood heroines do.

You weren't seen on any other channels apart from B4U. What are you most passionate about?
A: It was due to an exclusivity contract and as I said before I love fashion and doing modeling.

Talking about your new job as an anchor on Zoom, tell us what attracted you towards this?
Well, I won't that it is a different show but yes it is being done in a different way this time. It will be the first ever daily show on television and moreover the topic discussed everyday will be different. Like on Monday it is about fashion, on Tuesday we have beauty and lifestyle, fashion for men and traveling will follow on other weekdays. I guess no other show includes all this.

So, you will be also giving tips to men who want to look smart. What according to you makes a man smart?
Well, in my opinion it is basic hygiene and cleanliness which makes a man smart. You know what men think that only women should shampoo daily. I wanna ask them why a man can't shampoo his hair daily. Sometimes they wear chappals while riding a bike and get their feet dirty but they won't go for a pedicure because they feel it is only for women. A man also becomes smart by regular working out and should know how to carry his clothes well.

Who on earth you will say is the smartest man?
It is definitely my dad who is tall and very handsome. He has a warm voice which appeals a lot.

And what type of man will suit your choice?
Definitely he should have the same qualities as my father.

Are you single now? How true was the controversy about you and Upen Patel?
Yes I am single. (After a brief silence) Well, can we just stick to the topic of this interview which is about my new venture at present?

Did he ever apologize after that?
As I said I don't want to discuss about my personal life or anything about him.

You are involved in so many professions. How do you take out time for yourself?
(Feels comfortable now). Well, for me luckily it is not a 9 to 5 job. I go for shoot whenever I want. In addition all that I am doing are my interests. However I sit and watch English movies at home or go out with my friends whenever I am free.

Tell me frankly why you didn't ever try your luck in films? Is it because of the struggle?
Yes I am frank about my dislike for acting. I have no problems with struggle but I don't feel that acting is my cup of tea.

Generally producers start running behind a girl who becomes Miss India? Did any producer ever come to you?
Like other Miss India's, I too got several offers from Bollywood but after they didn't get any response from my side they stopped. The Miss Indias seen there are those who responded to them. For me ad films are ok but commercial films are not possible.

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