Shilpa's Yoga - An Introduction to Dynamic Free Flow Yoga Practice (Indian Yoga Techniques - Shilpa Shetty's Fitness Guide) (2008)
* Actors: Shilpa Shetty
* Directors: Manish Jha
* Yoga Instructor : Shiv Kumar Mishra
* Workout : 35 Asana's (Postures)
* DVD Release Date: September 23, 2008
* Run Time: 72 minutes
DVD Format: Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC All Regions, Surround Sound
The DVD promises Shilpa s fitness secrets for a lean, toned body while retaining all the feminine curves . She shares instructions for stress and tension release, increased energy and vitality, weight loss, improved circulation and digestion. The video, shot on location in Kerala, also has her demonstrating specific sequences on how to improve concentration, agility and flexibility.
"Everyone wants to feel and look good. I discovered something that did both, Yoga and I'm completely overwhelmed by the beauty and power of it. Yoga is a lifestyle choice. It's a management system for life and it is the most holistic approach to life that I have ever come across. It strengthens, tones and cures. It works on body, mind and soul. Yoga has had a spectacular impact on my life. I'm hoping it does the same for you" - Shilpa Shetty.
The workout incudes 35 Asanas (Postures) Back Asanas, Stomach Asanas, Standing Asanas, Sitting Asanas, Neck & Shoulder Asanas, Pranayam (Breathing).....
Shilpa's Yoga an introduction to "dynamic free-flow" yoga practice is high on production quality (the camerawork is excellent) and it successfully merges Shilpa Shetty's immense global appeal with one of India's most well known 'Way-of-Life' Yoga. This DVD has a far greater commercial viability than Shilpa's perfume for its market is extremely wide and encompasses both Indian as well as Western clientele. If Yoga fascinates you (or Shilpa Shetty) then go for it today!
To be fair to Shilpa, apart from capitalizing on the Oomph factor, she makes an extremely genuine attempt of helping you delve into the world of Yoga by giving personalized anecdotes from her own hectic life. Yoga, according to her is a lifestyle choice and proved immensely valuable during outdoor shoots when she couldn't carry weights for exercising. It's perfectly scientific, safe and each asana aims at a specific body part. After a brief introduction, it's time for the Workout. Shilpa showcases the various asanas catering to various body parts while a voiceover (in a thick British accent) explains the dos and donts.
The most engaging part of this bonus feature is Shilpa posing atop a boat amidst the peaceful Kerala Backwaters. In the Meet Shilpa section, Cheeni Kum child star Swini Khare gives a lowdown on Shilpa's career. It's an interesting way of presenting Shilpa's Filmgraphy for Swini vows to be a die hard Shilpa fan. Shilpa's Stills will hold attention for those who wish to perfume their desktops with the designer S2 pictures. It's time to come to two of the most amusing features of this DVD. The Behind the Scenes and the Bloopers While the Behind the Scenes finds director Manish Jha playing SRK pranks, Shilpa showing off the disco steps, the fast paced windy conditions causing problems on the outdoor, the camera grueling along on the trolley, the numerous look-downs on the monitor and the tiring painful moments of doing the same shot again-n-again. The Bloopers are an opportunity for Shilpa to laugh at her own expense. Be it the tongue twisting script or a posture gone sour, Shetty good-naturedly breaks into a hearty laughter nevertheless and you just can't help but smile unabashedly.
About the Actor
Shilpa Shetty was born on 8th June 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Shilpa studied at the St.Anthony s High School in Mumbai and then at the Podar College. She was actively involved in sports and dance while growing up. Besides being trained in Bharathnatyam, she also holds a black belt in karate and was the captain of her school s volleyball team. Standing at 5.10 , Shilpa is among the tallest actresses in Bollywood. She faced the camera for the first time when she got the Limca campaign in 1991. She won the Celebrity Big Brother, UK 2007 after a racial controversy. Shilpa Shetty s first movie was Baazigar (1993) in which she had a few scenes before getting thrown off the terrace. The movie was one of the biggest hits of the year. She has appeared in nearly 40 Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films, her first leading role being in the 1994 Aag. Although she has been through years of decline during her career, Shetty has been willing to reinvent herself quite often. Her performances in Dhadkan (2000) and Rishtey (2002) were appreciated, while her portrayal of an AIDS patient in Phir Milenge (2004) won her many accolades. Her younger sister Shamita Shetty is also a Bollywood film actress.
2007 proved to be Shetty's most successful year at the box office so far. Her first release, Life In A... Metro, won a significant reception, and became the first Bollywood movie to premiere at Leicester Square. The film performed well at the box office, and was declared a semi-hit within three weeks. Additionally, the film was critically acclaimed and Shetty's performance was quite appreciated. Her second release, alongside three Deols, Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby, the drama Apne, was also a box office success.