Gym wear is the new fashion statement: Malaika Arora

Mumbai: Gym pictures of celebrities have taken over the obsession about their airport look and actress Malaika Arora says focus on health is responsible for this shift in the trend.

Filmmaker Karan Johar was the first to observe the sudden shift in paparazzis focus from actors airport look to their gym gear.

“Dear Airport Look… I can see the pressure is getting to you… Dont worry the gym look is soon going to take over…,” he wrote on Twitter.

Calling Karans observation apt, Malaika told PTI, “World over, being fashionably fit is in. Gone are the days where people would hide away from being seen in their gym wear, including me.

“I think gym wear is the new fashion wear. So, go for it. With todays style and the kind of fits that are available, its absolutely inspiring and fun.”

Malaika has always been a fitness freak, but she says her love for exercise and gyming started only post the birth of her child.

“Ive always danced in my life. And you cannot do dance without warming up with certain basic exercises. So, I started doing that. But, actually hitting a gym or consciously giving that one hour of my time every day of my life, I began doing that only after the birth of my child. I really took on fitness in a more disciplined way.”

Talking about her daily fitness routine, Malaika, who has recently joined Reeboks Fashionably Fit family to celebrate International Day of Yoga, says, “I practically do yoga every single day. even if its for half and hour in the morning, I start my day with yoga, which obviously I mix with my functional training. Its more about core strength.”

The 43-year-old actress has also appeared as a judge on several reality shows such as “Indias Got Talent” and “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” and has performed on hit dance numbers like “Hoth Rasiley”, “Munni Badnaam Hui” and “Anarkali Disco Chali”.

When asked if she is planning to get back to films anytime soon, Malaika says, “I prefer producing films. Ive also always had a fun doing songs in the films which Ill continue to do that as long as I like the track and the set up.”