Mumbai: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has accepted a fitness challenge by Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, and says her new obsession is running.
Deepika on Friday took to Twitter and shared a video of her running in her gym gear.
“I am extremely passionate about fitness and my new obsession. Running! Thank You P.V. Sindhu! Challenge accepted,” Deepika tweeted.
The actress later challenged sportsman Mithali Raj, Rani Rampal and Aditi Ashok.
The #HumFitTohIndiaFit is a challenge first started by Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who has appealed to people to get fitter.
To keep the fitness campaign going, the Olympian shooter and politician challenged Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, cricketer Virat Kohli and badminton player Saina Nehwal to post their respective fitness mantras on the social media.
Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was challenged by Kohli, said he will post a personal fitness video soon. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan too has accepted the challenge.
It’s a sugar-free birthday party for Shilpa’s son
Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s son Viaan turned 6 on May 21, but the actress-entrepreneur-author is throwing a sugar-free birthday party for him on Friday.
Shilpa, who is known for being fit and for promoting fitness through videos and books, aims to inculcate healthy eating habits by having a celebration free of refined sugar.
The doting mother has organised a cake made in coconut sugar, fruit lollies and yakult with stevia among other healthy treats.
Shilpa said in a statement: “I’m doing a no refined sugar birthday party this year. I’ve imported the lollipops all the way from London which are only pure fruit and no refined sugar. We’ve used coconut sugar and honey in the dessert.
“I think that’s a good start to show kids that they can have fun the healthy way. Pooja Dhingra made the cup cakes with all the coconut sugar I got her from London. It tastes the same.”