If looks could kill, Satarupa Pyne could well be your next-door femme fatale. Tall and stunningly beautiful, Satarupa ruled the world of ramps before director Madhur Bhandarkar signed her up for ‘Calendar Girls’. A perfect mix of beauty and brains, Satarupa can easily sleepwalk her way into any prestigious swimsuit calendar. As a guest blogger for The Indian Express, Satarupa tells our readers what it takes to be a Calendar Girl.
Ever since I started acting in ‘Calendar Girls’, I have been receiving a lot of queries from budding female models and other aspirants seeking advice on how to make it big as a Calendar Girl. Having modelled for years and acted in a film that revolves around the lives and times of ‘Calendar Girls’, I think the time is perhaps ripe for me to share some of my own experiences that will help budding aspirants in prepping up well in becoming a Calendar Girl.
First things first:
Let’s get it straight. Height matters here. Apply only if you are 5’8 and above and have a good curvy body. If you are vertically challenged and still want to give it a shot, do so only if you are supremely confident about your looks, body and posing well in 4-inch long heels. Else forget being a Calendar Girl, baby!
Start training as soon as your heart says ‘yes’
There is no sooner or later when it comes to becoming a Calendar Girl. We have had young as well as slightly mature models gracing prestigious calendars. I would say as soon as your heart prompts you to make it big as a brand model, You should push yourself to train hard to be a calendar girl.
Every model become a Calendar Girl:
There is a general notion that models are rigid and it becomes hard for them to be flexible as a Calendar Girl or as an actor. That’s a misnomer. If I as a model can debut Madhur Bhandarkar as a calendar girl, then everyone can. Nothing is impossible for a willing heart . Also for a calendar girl too , being a model won’t get difficult . It’s what you choose to become in life.You just need the trigger to change your life to do things which people thinks you cannot do.
Your bikini body is your temple
Want to beat the James Bond babes, then be ready to work your a** off to attain that body. Train hard . Don’t hurt your soul by depriving yourself from good food . Eat everything but work out religiously everyday . When working out gets monotonous , indulge yourself in dancing , yoga and more importantly swimming.
Don’t be a shy baby when you flaunt your bikini body
Whether you are wearing a bikini for the first time or last, be naturally comfortable with yourself. Be a self proclaimed rockstar. Walk in everywhere with immense confidence without the care of the world. And walk out leaving back a charm.
Bollywood may or may not happen after becoming a Calendar diva
I get asked this a lot of times. Is becoming a Calendar Girl your ticked to Bollywood. My answer is ‘No’. Nothing is easy in Bollywood, until you are too deserving . Yes, being a calendar girl or a famed model opens half the door to enter Bollywood . But as a matter of fact , you just have to be too good at your job. There’s no other way out.
One thing that you need to be a Calendar Girl
This is another frequently asked question and my answer is that inane personality of a super model is the charm that you need to be a calendar girl. Rest will follow. Your personality, your aura, your individuality should do the talking.
The views expressed by the author in this blog are personal.