There’s A Yoga Studio In Every Other Corner Of US: Manasvi Mamgai
MUMBAI (ANI) – In 2016, she assumed the role of the Indian ambassador to the Republican Hindu Coalition. She performed at former US President Donald Trump’s pre-inaugural welcome celebrations at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC and headlined a lot of similar events.
Now, former Miss India World and actress Manasvi Mamgai says Indian culture and values were being embraced and adopted globally.
Mamgain said, “When I participated in the Miss India pageant, there was a category called ‘Beauty with Purpose’. I was very interested in that. So, after dabbling in entertainment, movies, and theatre, I got an opportunity from a US organization that liked my previous work. It was a Hindu social organization, which is politically very active in the US. They work especially for immigrants, Indian immigrants. So, when an opportunity came along to work for them, I decided to try it out. I did one event, two events, and eventually, I realized that I was doing something that could impact others in a positive way.”
She made her debut in Bollywood with ‘Action Jackson’ opposite Ajay Devgn in 2014. However, with the film tanking at the box office, she moved to Los Angeles in 2016.
“I stay in LA but don’t miss India that much. Yoga features prominently in the public discourse there. There’s a yoga studio in every other corner of the US. The city drink in LA is the turmeric latte, which we also have in India in the form of turmeric milk. My friends from LA are dying to come to India. The West has also taken to our ancient Ayurvedic practices as a fish takes to water. The standout feature of our religion is that it doesn’t force anyone to follow it or makes it binding on the followers to abide by the practices associated with it. It preaches about living a good life and doing well.”
The former supermodel was recently seen in a show Kajol starrer ‘The Trial’ and entered Salman Khan’s reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ 17 as a wild card entrant.