She started her journey by following her sister's footsteps. Now she is a successful model and shined her career as a VJ. The 'Hum Tum Shabana' actress, Pia Trivedi, shared her story with Retro Kolkata.
RK : First of all thanks a lot for accepting our invitation for an interview. it’s a great pleasure to have you as our Guest. Let’s start from the first question… Let’s have a jump into the past. What was your dream since you were a kid? what would you like to do?
Pia Trivedi : I was quite a dreamer,still am. I wanted to be a fighter jet pilot , then an interior designer . I remember at some point I wanted to be a doctor as well. And then I finally settled into wanting to be a runway model! I loved the outdoors and still do. Nature is my go to . Painting , photography, a whole lot of creative stuff ... academics wasn’t my favorite at all. (LOL)
RK : Please say something about your career as a fashion model. How did you get started?
Pia Trivedi : I was inspired by my elder sister Binal Trivedi. I watched her and attended many shows with my mother and was totally fascinated by the world of glamour.
RK : What is that specific moment in your life which lit the spark in you to become a model?
Pia Trivedi : It was watching my sister walk the runway at one of her shows. I was very small, but I remember being half asleep but still fascinated by the lights camera and glamour .
RK : What was your first big break in the industry ?
Pia Trivedi : It was the kingfisher swimsuit calendar.
RK : What has been your favorite shoot / campaign / work to date?
Pia Trivedi : There have been many. But because the kingfisher calendar was my stepping stone into the industry it holds a very special place in my life.
RK : What do you enjoy most in modeling?
Pia Trivedi : I love the runway. It’s super fun! But I also love television. When I joined channel V as a VJ it opened a whole new world of possibilities for me .
RK : Sometimes the modeling industry gets a bad rap with the jealousy and egos encountered between other models and agencies. Was this true for you? Have you managed to tough it out and make good friends?
Pia Trivedi : Actually I’ve managed to make great friend.A lot of girls help each other. RK : What’s your beauty regime? Would you like to share some of your best beauty secrets?
Pia Trivedi : Less is more. I’ve strongly believed in it. Use sunscreen everyday and always remove your makeup before you hit the sack!
RK : How do you stay in Shape?
Pia Trivedi : I work out and practice yoga.
RK : You have made your Bollywood debut in the film ‘Hum Tum Shabana’. Tell us about your first break in Bollywood and how it all happened.
Pia Trivedi : It happened quite by chance. I wasn’t looking at Bollywood , but I met the director & the role was very close to my real life (that of a model) I guess that made me feel comfortable to do it! Before this I had done a couple of item songs in movies as well.
RK : What have been the greatest challenges you’ve faced in your career so far and as per your opinion, what are the main challenges in fashion industry today?
Pia Trivedi : The greatest challenge for me was always to stay fit. Be on top of my game at all times. That has been really tough, specially also because I love food & I have a tendency to put on weight !
The main challenge of the Indian fashion industry these days is that there are no super models left. It’s quite sad.
RK : Give us 5 fun facts people might not know about you yet.
Pia Trivedi : I’m a scuba diver , I have an animal shelter of my own, I am an animal whisperer, RK : What are the 5 Things you want to tell newbies before he/she become a model.
Pia Trivedi : Get ready to work very hard. Keep your feet on the ground always.
RK : We (Retro Kolkata) are trying to build one single stage for all the artists, because we believe that artists are the most beautiful creation of God and geographical boundary can never break their unity and harmony. Please say something about our initiative and any special message for your followers
Pia Trivedi : All the best I hope you’ll achieve success in your endeavor.
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