‘I’d rather spend time with son’

Shilpa Shetty's IOSIS spa and wellness chain is branching out to tier-II and tier-III cities. The actress-turned-entrepreneur says the maximum potential for growth lies there as women have the means but feel ‘guilty’ about stepping out of home only to ‘pamper’ themselves. It's a feeling even she relates to as a mother.

Shilpa and her businessman husband have a son named Viaan, who will turn two later this month. Shilpa said: ‘Despite owning a chain of spas, I call the lady home to get whatever beauty treatment I need!’

‘Mumbai's traffic is awful, and rather than spending two hours in reaching a salon, I'd rather spend one hour getting a treatment, and the remaining hour with my son at home. I feel as guilty as any mother about leaving the house or my child to pamper myself,’ she said, but added that she may not feel as guilty when Viaan isolder. But largely, she believes change needs to ensue.

‘Women need to let themselves go sometimes. Most women get so engrossed in everyday work and home life that they don't realise that they aren't giving themselves any time. Invest it on yourself,’ said the 38-year-old, who believes women ‘deserve’ it for all that they do. 

Shilpa has been part of showbiz for almost two decades, during which she has entertained Bollywood with films like Main Khiladi Tu Anari’, Dhadkan and Life... in a Metro. 
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