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Winning Stroke: Interview With Dr Aditi Govitrikar, Indian Supermodel And Actor

In an informal interview, Dr Aditi Govitrikar, Indian supermodel and actor opens up about her personal preferences, life and much more

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If not in the current Profession, you would be?
A Gynaecologist

One tune you always hum.
When Love Was King by Gregory Porter ‒ a ballad that captures my imagination by storytelling of a metaphorical kingdom where selflessness reigned supreme. “When love was king, he showed respect for every man, regardless of their skin and clan. He ruled the land with his fist unfurled, with open arms for the world. Of hungry children, first he'd think to pull their lives from the brink” … 

One Book to read when you want to motivate yourselves.
Flourish: A new understanding of happiness and well-being and how to achieve them by Martin Seligman. This book by the inventor of positive psychology helps live more rewarding lives. It covers the systematic practice of kindness, gratitude to others, counting your blessings, and exploiting your strengths rather than attacking your weaknesses. It also teaches resilience and optimism.   

One Dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most. 
Good Will Hunting: “You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to.” 

The Place you never been to and always want to go.
Paris in France 

An animal that signifies you & why?
Deer: it is gentle and femininity personified with the ability to move through life and obstacles with grace. It is sensitive and intuitive with pronounced ability to change directions quickly. It also symbolizes harmony, happiness, and peace. 

A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with. 
a) Marvel or DC - DC
b) Batman or Superman - Superman
c) Tom or Jerry - Jerry
d) Chacha Chaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv: Chacha Chaudhary

If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part? 
Natalie Portman  

Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful Person? 
To become successful, one requires 90% luck and 10% work and vice-versa to maintain success. 

One best decision you ever made.
To complete my studies at Grant Medical College despite of success as a model and the recent admission at Harvard University for a Master’s degree in Psychology.

A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life.
First seek to understand before being understood and pursue a win-win outcome for all stakeholders.  
Whose advise do you seek when in dilemma?
For my professional life, Priyadarshan (film director) and privately my friend Vahbiz Mehta (fashion choreographer). 

What has been your biggest achievement? 
I remain the first and the only Indian woman to have won the Mrs. World title.

One thing that you want to change in yourself.
To become increasingly better at embracing change with courage. 

A line said by your closed one that you never forget.
My father: who taught me that the biggest regrets are the risks we don’t take.  

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Jeet Sharma

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