Why Ironman Milind Soman is designing a 'running sari' for Indian women
Model-actor-runner and Iron Man of India-Milind Soman is all set for his fourth edition of the Pinkathon, which is being organized on 4 September 2016. Not many know that Milind is working on a ‘running sari’, that is being designed for Indian women.
Milind told The Times Of India that most Indian women find it uncomfortable to run in conventional shorts. So, he wanted to provide them with a special sari, which is far lighter in weight and has lesser cloth volume. This will help them feel comfortable running while wearing it. “Indian women have saris to go to the market, weddings, kitty parties and even sit at home, but they don’t have a sari to run in or exercise in. So, whether women want to do yoga or exercise, we want them to feel comfortable,” Milind said.
The designer who is working on the ‘running sari’ is from Delhi. Milind wants to incorporate the famous weaving styles like Banarasi and Ikat. “Women should be able to say ‘I want a running Banarasi or Chanderi,” Milind added.
On keeping himself fit, Milind said, “I eat everything, except for refined sugar. There are four things you need to pay attention to. First, you need to get enough sleep so that your body is re-energized while you are sleeping. The second thing is food. You need to eat healthy – which means freshly-cooked home food. Third is regular exercise, and the final thing is to have a positive mindset. Whatever situation you are in-you must learn a positive lesson from it. However bad it may be, you must come out learning something that makes you a better person.”