To read a good book is to think, feel, learn and experience an all new world. Although busy with shoots and other daily commitments, these pretty ladies of Pollywood make sure to take out time and read. Here’s what they are reading these days…
Singer-actor Diljott has found a guiding force in You Can Heal Your Life by Lousie Hay. She says the book talks on the importance of mental and emotional resilience in life. “It puts forth the importance of positivity in your life and how important it is to love yourself. A positive mind can heal life and incorporating simple things in your behaviour or attitude can bring forth a huge transformation towards making life even more beautiful.” Being a psychology student, she enjoys such books and likes to read the author’s view point and the anecdotes quoted by them. “I feel such readings help you grow mentally and spiritually and transform you into an even better human being.”
Being seen in sitcom Akbar Birbal these days, Rose Sardana also has a liking for spiritual books. After reading a few books related to Buddhism, her current pick is the Bhagavad Gita. “I am a strong believer of Lord Ganesha and Lord Krishna. Somehow at every step of my life, these books have helped me a lot. They keep me peaceful and relaxed. So, whenever I am stressed, I go back to them for strength and peace.”
Well, that is a topic that we all are struggling to learn about, especially with the way economy has been fluctuating. For some happy stories and motivation, Sawan Rupowali has laid her hands on three books simultaneously. “One is Inspiring Thoughts by Rabindranath Tagore, the other is short stories by Manto in Hindi and the third one is Khidkiya. These light, daily life stories are a good way to feel positive in life.”
Slice of life
Books about real people, that’s another favourite among these women. Poppy Jabbal, who was last seen in Uda Aida, is reading Sridevi: The Eternal Screen Goddess by Satyarth Nayak. “I’m inspired by biographies and autobiographies and since Sridevi is my favourite, reading about her journey is fascinating. This book captures her journey from the age of 4 to her last film. I hadn’t seen most of the work of my favourite actor and this book made me aware of it.” For Poppy, reading about Sridevi is like being on a journey with her.”
Among daily shoots for Chotti Sardarni, Drishtii Grewal finds time for Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad. She manages to flip through a few pages every now and then. She says, “I have learnt that most people work for money, but the rich make money work for them; and that it’s not how much money you make — it’s how much you keep. I also learnt that rich people acquire assets, but others acquire liabilities; and that financial struggle often comes from a lifetime of working for someone else.”
Ihana Dhillon is time travelling with The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende. The book, the actress says, is a tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change. “It touches me how the love of Alma Belasco and Ichimei Fakuda bears the test of time, faces war, separation and so many ordeals.” But the character that Ihana likes is of Irina Brazili. “She is a young woman with a difficult and sad past but she is a survivor. She is confident, strong yet vulnerable, sad and flawed. Her character has compassion and smartness. She has an original personality which stands out from others.”
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