Bhumi Pednekar can be festy and surreal at the same time. Someone who weighs quality over quantity, she is an emotive actress who has carved out a niche in the industry with her unconventional choice and a personal physical transformation journey from shutting down stereotypes in Dum Laga Ke Haisha to making you go weak in the knees with her understated seductiveness in Lust Stories, Bhumi is a force to reckon with.
What's your definition of wellness?
Wellness for me is a mix of a lot of things, but it starts with good mental health. Your mind should be free of burden, to begin with. Then, taking care of your body, eating right, meditating, indulging in art and music, and of course, embarking on a spiritual journey-all these factors add on to form my definition of wellness.
Tell us about your favorite wellness resort.
It's a place in Austria called VIVAMAYR. I absolutely love this spa
resort. In fact, I visit this place pretty often because it truly disconnects me
from the world outside. This is my rejuvenation haven.
What's your favorite type of massage?
I love all kinds of massages. I am somebody who can take messages for eight hours a day. In fact, I have been obsessed with massages since I was a child. However, if I must pick one, I would say J love a good deep tissue session: since I exercise a lot, this massage technique works out very well for me. I also love relaxing Ayurvedic massage.
Your favorite workout format?
I thoroughly enjoy Pilates. I've been doing this for the past two years and it has truly helped me open up my body, increase my flexibility, and enhance my core strength. It's just amazing.
What's your beauty routine like?
It's a mix of skincare practices, drinking plenty of water, eating healthy, and of course, some beautiful cosmetics.
Mountains or beaches, what calms you more?
I'm a mountain lover!
And, what's your favorite mountain destination?
I am traveling with my family, I would say Switzerland, but otherwise, I love Manali. In fact, I love Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir too.
What's comfort food for you?
It's homemade dal chawal.
Are you into superfoods too?
Oh yes, all the time! I consume a lot of superfoods, daily; be it hemp seed, quinoa, avocado, or blueberries-I could literally survive on them.
Your best spa experience ever?
I went to a spa in Kerala, and I was there for 12 days straight; it was a beautiful Ayurvedic resort. I ate clean and light food and took almost eight to nine massages there. It was a detox vacation for me.
Describe a usual day in your life when you are not shooting or working.
Honestly, I'm just in bed watching TV, chilling with my family, and eating some comfort food. I don't leave my house if I'm not shooting or working because I miss home a lot. I also enjoy cleaning my room organizing my things and basically putting things in order.
Do you believe in kitchen remedies when it comes to skincare?
A hundred percent! In fact, I use a lot of kitchen remedies, especially for my ubtan.
Have you ever had a day of digital detox, where you've stayed away from your phone or any form of social media?
I Have, actually! I remember being at this spa where they were promoting being on a digital detox for good 48 hours, and that's where I did it. It was difficult but totally worth it.
How do you unwind after a workout session?
I make sure to hydrate myself, and I hit the sauna as often as possible
Do you believe in alternative healing therapies?
I am a true believer in alternative healing therapies. I have deep faith in naturopathy, acupuncture, and acupressure. and I know how powerful and effective these techniques are.
Are you also a believer in healing through energies like Reiki and Pranic healing?
Oh Yes, absolutely! I feel at the end of the day, you are reacting to vibrations and energy. I believe Reiki and Pranic healing are very powerful healing tools because it is all about channeling positive energy into your body and mind. Lastly, what's your take on conscious traveling?
I actually feel we all need to be conscious beings. and that automatically leads to being conscious about a lot of other things. We have to love our environment, and conscious traveling means, wherever you go, you don't pollute; you try and be respectful to the country or the place that you are traveling to its climate, is an environment, and of course, mother nature. I think that's what conscious traveling is all about
From homemade ubtans to the ultimate bridal
diet, our latest issue has it all! Adding to the glory is our cover girl
Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) who redefines versatility in her own
Editor: Priyanka Chakrabarti (@thelifestylepotpourri )
Photographed by: Taras Taraporvala (@taras84 )
Assisted by: Kewal Chholak (@kewalchholak)
Hair & Makeup by: Elton Fernandez (@eltonjfernandez )
Assisted by: Krishna Kami (@krishnakami )
Styled by: Divyak D'Souza (@divyakdsouza )
Assisted by: Gauravi Desai
Video Production: Aditya Mehrotra (@aditya_mehrotra_ )
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Bayar Jain (@bayar.jain)
Production by: P Productions (p.productions_ )
Location: The Lalit Mumbai (@thelalitmumbai )