Eyes are a gift you should never take for granted, says Shilpa Shetty - GulfToday

Eyes are a gift you should never take for granted, says Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty attends the ‘Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards’ ceremony in Mumbai. File/AFP

Actress Shilpa Shetty, who is also an exponent of yoga, has urged her followers on social media to take good care of their eyes, pointing out that eyes are a gift that one should never take for granted. Penning a detailed post about computer vision syndrome, which causes dryness and red eyes, she said, “I recently read somewhere that continuous exposure to screens causes dryness and red eye; now commonly called ‘computer vision syndrome’. “This information really got me worried.

While we cannot avoid technology, what we can do is take proper care of our eyes by retaining adequate moisture. “Chalk out a few minutes during the day to practice the Eye Cleansing routine or the Netra Yoga. This routine helps improve vision. It also helps comfort or reduce digital eye strain, prevents eye dryness, and increases blood circulation towards the eye region, thereby improving concentration. “Take care of your eyes, my dear Insta family, it’s a gift we should never take for granted.”

The actress also posted a video of how to do the Netra Yoga to reduce the stress on the eyes. Shilpa Shetty works mainly in Hindi-language films. Shetty made her screen debut in the thriller Baazigar (1993) which garnered her nominations for two Filmfare Awards, after which she played a dual role in the action comedy Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994). Shetty’s career saw a resurgence as a lead actress by the turn of the millennium with the romantic drama Dhadkan (2000), marking a turning point in her career.

This was followed by roles in Indian (2001) and Rishtey (2002), which earned her praise and another Filmfare nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the latter. Shetty received critical acclaim for playing a career woman suffering from AIDS in the social drama Phir Milenge (2004), which garnered a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

She subsequently appeared in successful films such as the action thriller Dus (2005), the ensemble drama Life in a... Metro (2007), which garnered her critical praise, and the sports drama Apne (2007). She was also noted for her dance performance in the song “Shut Up & Bounce” from the romantic comedy Dostana (2008).

Following this, she took a break from acting in films In 2006, she ventured into reality television by judging the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. In early 2007, Shetty joined the fifth season of the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother. During her stay in the house, Shetty received much international media coverage and attention for the racism she faced by her fellow contestants and for ultimately winning the show.

This was followed by her hosting the second season of the reality show Bigg Boss. Shetty has since taken on the role of judge on several Indian dance reality shows such as Zara Nachke Dikha (2010), Nach Baliye (2012–20) and Super Dancer (2016–present).



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