After her Bollywood debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya, Saiyami Kher made her presence felt into Bollywood by her passion into sports and fitness. The lady now revealed that she takes up her inspiration from Bollywood Khiladi, Akshay Kumar.
Saiyami was paired up with Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan Kapoor, in her first film.
While sports have always been an integral part of Saiyami’s life, she has played badminton and cricket professionally but it has never been a decisive factor for a career as an actor in the entertainment industry.
She says, "Looks and glamour are one part of the entertainment industry, but if you have a six-pack, it doesn't mean that you're a good actor. If you are doing an action film, you will need to physically look like an action hero. That's when the physicality comes in; but to be an actor, body type is not important.”
She feels that it is important for an actor to blend herself in a role. If the character requires one to have a particular kind of a body, then one has to work on that, which is why she looks upto actor Akshay Kumar.
Saiyami also wishes that people, especially women, stop giving excuses to not workout. Recently, the actress was with Anusha Dandekar for the launch of Adidas Ultra Boost X, attended by around 50 women from different walks of life. After a yoga session on day one, they indulged in a challenging 5K uphill run.
On the work front, Saiyami is in talks for two projects but nothing is finalized yet.