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Milind Soman’s hope from the city

Two months ago, Milind Soman, the model–turned–actor–turned entrepreneur went back empty–handed from Hyderabad. He had come looking for sponsors for the Pinkathon, a 10–km run to create awareness for breast cancer among women.

But his recent visit to the city to launch the book – 'Wise Enough To Be Foolish' written by his close friend Gauri Jayaram spelled hope.

After the event, he was mobbed by his audience. Yes, almost every body wanted a photo with him. But there were volunteers of Young India and a techie who wanted to help his cause.

And, Milind was every bit approachable as he shared his number and email id with them. He urged everybody to buy the book as Rs 10 from its sales would go towards Pinakthon. He even asked people to "help him find sponsors".

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He said, "I had come down here to raise funds and do a recce of the marathon route. No one came forward to support the initiative. I don’t know why.

Maybe people here don’t want to associate with the cause. It has already been held in Bombay, Bengaluru, Pune and twice in Delhi. Only Hyderabad hasn’t worked out yet."

He fielded the queries from his audience while gorging on cake. And for someone so fit, calories did not seem to bother him.

He explained, "Calories are a myth. I don’t even go to a gym. I don’t believe in fads, fitness or fashion. It’s just about being active in whatever one does. I have four companies to handle. Who has the time to do all this. I even don’t have time to watch any movies, not even my own."

So, has he quit movies? "No. I will act if I get good scripts."

But Milind is definitely not interested in Tollywood. He did not even remember the name of his first Telugu movie (Satyameva Jeyathe).

"I don’t want to do any South Indian films. The offers I get are rubbish," says the actor who was last seen in Tamil film Alex Pandian.

Deccan Chronicle
29 Sep 2013

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