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Alia Bhatt: It’s in the Genes


is on a wave. Fresh as a daisy, this Bollywood scion, the daughter of and Soni Razdan, at heart remains a regular girl with bad hair days and skin care dilemmas

Idea of beauty
Beauty is how you are when you wake up after a good night’s sleep – fresh and recharged. It is also a reflection of who you are on the inside. Beauty is also simplicity. For me, my mother and grandmother personify beauty. Mom is still my go-to person to solves all beauty emergencies. She is the one who taught me never ever to touch a pimple, but put a little neem juice on it. She is the one who told me to tie my hair in braids to make it look permed and she is the one who still keeps reminding me that real beauty comes from nature – so I must have my fruits and vegetables!

Must-have’s in beauty and fitness
I brush my hair twice a day and wash it thrice a week after a curd pack. I also believe in vitamin supplements for healthy skin, hair and nails. Every other day I scrub and steam after a workout. If I feel like pampering myself, I head to the in Juhu. I don’t usually fret much over bad hair days – if my hair isn’t behaving well on a particular day, I just channel my inner hippy and let them be! Regular workouts and a bit of yoga is all I do to stay in shape.

Handbag beauty essentials
Cleansing wipes, lip balm, kohl, hair brush and a hairband. My Prada perfume is an instant pick-me-up!

Quirky food habits
I love French fries and can munch on them any time of the day. I need to eat dahi (yogurt) with all kinds of food, including Chinese, Italian or Mexican. My friends find it bizarre, but yoghurt goes well with everything. You have to actually eat it with all the dishes to believe what I am saying. I drink water and fresh juice too.

Secrets no more
Travelling by air gives me the jitters; secondly I am very flexible and can twist my knee clockwise. I can even touch my toe to my head and finally, I am into charcoal painting. It helps me relax.