My weekdays are the same hectic routine – waking up, heading to work, squeezing in a quick breakfast on the way. But I always ensure I start my day with a short prayer and find time to meditate on my way to work. It ensures I begin every new day with positive energy.
SO MANY SCENTS
I love perfumes and have quite a few. Among them are Tom Ford Black Orchid – lately my new finds are Versace and Porsche Design.
CAR PE DIEM
My latest splurge has been a Bentley I bought for my sister Zoha. She threw me the most amazing 50th birthday party this year and the Bentley was my ‘thank you’ to her.
KHAN IS THE MAN
Over the four years I’ve known Salman (Khan) as Splash’s brand ambassador, we’ve had numerous memorable moments together and a warm personal relationship – he threw a party for my sister Zoha after she got married. But it’s our first business meeting that stands out. We started on an argument, which turned into respect for each other.
My choice of TV shows and music is very Indian. I enjoy watching mythological shows such as Mahabharat and Ashoka. I enjoy Sufi music. Artists such as Kailash Kher and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan are my favourites; I find their music very soothing.
DAY WITH DAD
If I ever had the opportunity to spend a day with someone I admire, it would be with my dad. He passed away when I was six. I don’t have many memories of him, and I’d love to be able to be with him and revive old memories.
LABOUR OF LOVE
I truly believe in the power of love as an emotion. Through every campaign we do at Splash, we try to promote the uniting power of love, which is why once we turned 20, the heart logo was conceptualised, keeping in mind the negativity prevailing in some parts of the world. I hope that Splash’s Love Unites campaign inspires people to make a little difference.
My favourite cuisine has always been Thai, but I do experiment with different cuisines. Whichever country I travel to, I try to indulge in their local delicacies. And, I binge on Patchi chocolates.
My mother’s scarf is my most treasured item. She left it with me just before she passed away, during a visit to Dubai. I was with friends one cold evening and she came and wrapped the scarf around me saying ‘you must be cold’. It reminds me of her and her loving heart.