It's not often you hear "He's got it!" "There's something about him!"… that attractive quality which grabs the attention of designers, fashion editors and film directors. And that's what makes Pushpak Chawla stand out. In conversation with the charming model, actor and DJ who will storm the ramp at India Beach Fashion Week and spin right after!!
''I didn't have plans of modeling. I worked in a call centre so I could earn a living and use my savings to pursue MBA. But destiny had other plans! After walking for collegiate shows, I had made up my mind that I wanted to be a model. And, to be honest, when you work towards a goal sincerely, nothing can stop you from achieving it. My family is supportive of my goal; they have always been supportive and I'm thankful to them for motivating and encouraging me.
I entered the industry through a pageant; I heard of Glam Icon through one of my friends and participated as I wanted to go through the experience. My goal — right from the auditions — was the Winners Trophy! I told myself this is what I had to achieve. I felt if I worked hard, my chances were bright. And when that moment of accepting the trophy arrived, it was thrilling! There's been no looking back since. I've done quality work and if you ask me about cherished memories it would be the moment I shared the catwalk with Shri Amitabh Bachchan. I have also acted in a film 'Nirdosh' with Arbaz Khan. It was a dream come true! And of late I enjoying deejaying. Music is a deep passion!! My dream is to be a successful model, actor and deejay and I feel I'm on the right track.
I believe being a good person helps you do well in any field. Of course, being fit is important if you want to be a good model! For me, fitness is a lifestyle. I workout six days a week, twice a day. Early morning, I cycle or run and in the evening I do weight training. Sometimes, I play football or cricket. My diet is high protein meals like eggs, chicken, fish, paneer, kidney beans, black beans, low carb food, good fat like peanut butter and olive oil, and no sugar. I focus on fibre and vitamins like two plates of salad, green vegetables, fresh fruits and fresh fruit juice. My advice to aspiring models and actors is simple: never lose hope; keep fighting as it's all about perseverance towards your passion! Be positive, work hard and try to be a good person… that's all. Diet and fitness is integral, of course. It's not about having the best body but leading a healthy life.''
— JASMEEN DUGAL