We hosted none other than Suniel Shetty. It was an absolute honor to have him bless our space. Undoubtedly one of the coolest people I’ve ever encountered with some insane “Dad” energy. We spoke about mental and emotional health issues, family life, and careers.
It is necessary to have a mentor when you are in your mid-20s. It will help you lubricate your journey. Everyone knows Suniel Shetty as an actor, but he has a flourishing business as well.
He also discusses the need for mentors and positive masculinity in life, especially for those in their 30s and above.
“I am reinventing myself. I am getting back after a break of eight years. I look at it as a launch. I want to do what I enjoy and make it beautiful.”
“The magic of sixty has a factor of appeal. You need to be appealing to the youth, and you can appeal to them when you talk about wellness. And wellness has been a consistent factor in my life.”
“The world is changing. And everyone dives deep into studying hair, gut, look, or makeup. Ayurveda and yoga are coming back. I feel I am aging at a time when there is so much information available. There is so much information and knowledge that comes from Okinawan Goju-Ryu to MMA. I have seen it all.”
His Fitness Regime
“My fitness routine is 80% diet, 10% training, and 10% habits. I sleep at the right time. I make sure to be up by 5-6 in the morning. I sleep by 10-10:30. I don’t disturb my morning routine. I train for 45 mins to 1 hour. I quantify my food and eat limited. My diet is home-cooked food, and I count my calories. And these simple things keep me clean and looking the way I do. My nutritionist helps me with my diet, and we figure out what nourishment is missing.”
“If you set your goals and you implement what you want to. When I was turning 50, I said I wanted to be the fittest 50. And I was. When I hit 60, I decided on six packs at 60.”
“Everybody looks for something in someone. You always look out for love. It is about how you look at things. There is a thought that when you give, you should give and forget. When you get something, never forget. Serve without expectation. From what you get, you make a living, and from what you give, you can make a life.”
“You could give your time to people you love or just hear them out. Making them feel that you are there for them. It makes a lot of difference.”
Fatherhood and Daddy Issues
“When you are growing, you think you have an idea and know the world. But when you settle in life, everything your dad says comes back to you. Everyone believes you can’t get along with your dad, but there will be a time when you just get along. It is all about attempting.”
About His Life
“Having the right partner helps a lot. My career started when I was around 28-29. I was training continuously and randomly got my first film. So the first thing I decided was that I should get married. We had dated for nine years. And it was the most beautiful decision. They say behind every successful man, there is a woman. I had three. My mother brought me to that stage, my wife held my hand and supported me, and my child brought happiness. Getting marriage at the right time.”
“You need to prioritize your Sundays. I haven’t worked on Sundays for years. When I am with my family, I forget everything. What happens during the week will happen. From Saturday afternoon to Monday, things will wait.”
His Business Career
“I got an opportunity. The film went well, but a critic wrote I should make idli and dosa and not act. I am not embarrassed about it. I am always at peace with myself. When I got bad critics, my dad said you didn’t learn acting from school, so it was okay. I didn’t let my self-respect go, so I wanted to do things on my own. I always knew when I retire from the business, I wanted to be known for the background I come from. I came from the hospitality business.”