Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.

~ Edgar Allen Poe~
PIM: Ashmi. Thank you for gracing PIM. You are from JHB. You certainly are POETRY IN MOTION. Firstly tell our readers more about yourself? Secondly how did the journey into modelling begin for you?
ashmi: I’m someone who loves wildlife, socialising, the outdoors and spending quality time with family. I care for those around me and live for those I love. I also value the great friendships that I have with some of my very dear friends.
The journey for me began when I was approached by certain modelling agencies and at first I was very reluctant but took the step forward by entering the modelling world and its gotten me this far.

PIM: What’s a day in the life Of Ashmi Dalpat. How do you pay the Bills, What do you do for a living?
ashmi: I am currently completing my law degree (LLB) so my day begins by attending lectures and spending time at campus doing research or printing loads of cases to read. During my spare time I work out and get involved in certain activities that keep me fit by either doing jogging, horse riding etc...
Once I get my degree I will surely be paying the bills but for now I’m fortunate that everything is covered for me.
PIM: Did you ever think you'd be doing this (modelling)?

PIM: What do you like most about modelling? What do you like least?
ashmi:What I fancy about modelling is that I get to dress up and be various characters whilst the make-up artists transform me into someone completely different at times. It’s also great as you get to meet many people and learn about different cultures.
What I dislike is that people have the perception that modelling is an easy career and that the models aren’t intelligent.

PIM: What are your Health and beauty secrets? Any tips for our readers? I mean all that spicy and delicious Indian Food, PIM should know. How do you make the sacrifice with that type of food being part of your culture?
ashmi:Never sleep with make-up on! Drink lots of water and use a face wash that’s not too harsh on the skin as this causes dryness.
I have a very balanced diet. I opt for grilled food instead of fried and hardly eat red meat. I also eat brown roti over white. No healthy diet is complete without a good exercise routine.
PIM: Can you cook a smouldering Hot Curry? If you had to whisk up a quick Indian Dish for PIM, What would it be?
ashmi: Yes, a delicious tandoori chicken curry with some fresh naan (Indian bread).
PIM: Since we have you on PIM, And you’re Indian. Did you watch Slum Dog Millionaire? How was it? PIM hasn’t watched it. Why would you recommend that we watch it?
ashmi:Yes, I personally felt that the movie was overrated and expected more from the actors. Don’t get me wrong, the kids were brilliant but there was just no chemistry between Jamal and Latika-the main characters of the movie. The soundtrack however, was excellent.
I would rather suggest that one read the book “Q & A” by Vikas Swarup which the movie was inspired by.
PIM: Is there any one you would like to meet right now? And if you were a fly on the wall where would you want to be?

PIM: Lol.Oh I see,Thats your younger sister in one of the pics.Double Trouble.Your dream shoot…Pick a location, a theme?
ashmi: Somewhere in the dessert, preferably Egypt with its beautiful sunsets and amazing views of the pyramids, dressed in traditional Egyptian clothing and make-up.

PIM: Oh and what would you regard as the sexiest part of your body and a guys?
ashmi: A guy: lean shoulders.
Myself: would have to be my eyes.

PIM: What was the most bizarre and funny come on line that a guy has used on you?
ashmi: “I envy your lipstick, can u put some on me?”
“Step away from the bar please, you’re melting all the ice.”

PIM: Are you happy that the IPL Cricket League has come to SA? Good for revenue and good for SA? Your thoughts...
ashmi:Yes, I am very excited. It is a great opportunity for SA to grow as a country as it will showcase our beautiful scenery and thus increase tourism. I’ve also read in the news paper that since we’re hosting the event, it’s expected to bring approximately a billion rand investment to SA.
There are a few Bollywood stars down here and they will surely attract more people to the games and make the matches more enjoyable to watch as well.

PIM: What was your favourite Bollywood Movie and Why? Bollywood movies always seem to reflect on real life scenarios in the Indian Culture. Has any movie had any impact on your life or has been an inspiration?
ashmi: “ Taare Zameen Par” ( Directed by Aamir Khan)
This movie isn’t your typical love story movie. Instead it educates you on the learning disability known as Dyslexia- which a young boy suffers from in his early childhood. It shows you all the struggles he has to face in life with his family, friends and social life as they initially were unaware of his condition. Once diagnosed with it, he learns how to adapt to his new life and the people around him also understand him better.
In the end you realise that every child is special in his own unique way. You also learn that there were several famous people who had Dyslexia namely: Agatha Christie, Albert Einstein, Tom Cruise and Whoopi Goldberg.
What’s your favourite fashion brand: GuessFavourite food: Paneer

PIM: How has the modelling Industry ,present that is had an impact on the Indian Community and aspiring Indian models. With the bevy of Beauties in Bollywood, and the resurgence of Bollywood Im sure many aspiring Indian woman want to emulate these stunning actresses?

PIM: I got to ask you this. Who are your favourite Bollywood Stars,male and female?
ashmi:Male: Akshay Kumar for his good looks and charm.
Female: Katrina Kaif for her excellent dress sense and perfect figure.
PIM: If you could be anyone famous in the World today, who would you want to be and Why?

PIM: Are you single? What’s your ideal man?
ashmi: No.
My ideal man is someone who’s honest, humorous, educated, a bit of a romantic, outgoing and who maintains a fair balance between his work and other loved one’s.

PIM: If PIM had to take Ashmi on a date. What would we have to do to blow your socks off lol?
ashmi: Something fun, exciting and original (preferably in the outdoors) followed by a relaxing picnic lunch with red wine. Basically nothing too formal.

PIM: I assume you speak some Hindi. Any message for PIM in Hindi. Please translate?
ashmi: अच्छा काम जारी रखो (Accha kaam jaari rakho): Keep up the good work!

PIM: lol. Good luck. Ashmi a pleasure to have you on PIM. Best of luck with the Modelling career...

ashmi:Although this may sound clichéd, I’d have to say Oprah Winfrey since she is philanthropic and a very selfless person. She is determined to make the world a better place and I admire her because she is independent and has an immense passion for what she does.
ashmi: I’d have to say that Bollywood has become more westernized over the years. It’s impacted our society in a way that has made people more open-minded but keeping roots and tradition as an integral part of their lives.
There are those women who look up to the actresses and admire them for their great talent, hard work and drive that they have to make their movies a success. Some also wish to look like them and dress like them. It is important to bear in mind that at the end of the day they are all human just like us and every woman is beautiful in her own way.

Favourite perfume on a guy: Dunhill Desire RedFavourite Perfume on you: UltravioletFavourite clubbing and Hangout? LatinovaFavourite restaurant and coffee shop....? Adega- Portuguese Cuisine, Mug and BeanOne wish you would like to come through? I would love to go to Brazil someday.
A quote that you always live by?
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” - Confucius
Favourite brand and colour of Lingerie? La Senza, red.
ashmi:Suze Orman (personal finance author and television personality).
Spy on my younger sister and see what she gets up to when she’s out partying with her friends

ashmi: No, but it’s something I really enjoy as it opens many doors for me. Who knows where it could lead from here onwards. . .


Anonymous said...

Good to C some local and Charo talent in the making + Lawyer in the making ,So who know's someday we might need a Good and sexy Lawyer and we have it


Anonymous said...

I have had the pleasure of knowing Ashmi since 2004 and to me...she is as wonderful as wonderful can get...one in a million for sure...PS..u still owe me dinner remember? =)

Anonymous said...

Good to see an Indian model making inroads in the world of fashion and modelling. Keep it up and don't give up.

All the best Ashmi.