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Mar 04, 2009 at 01:08am IST

Shilpa Shetty expands 'biz empire', adds spas

Mumbai: She's got a perfume in her name, a cricket team and now Shilpa Shetty is also all set to dabble in Spas! Miss Shetty is now a joint partner with the IOSIS chain of spas in Mumbai. CNN-IBN's Manisha Mahaldar spoke to Shilpa about her business ventures and also popped the million dollar question about the wedding date for Ms Shetty.

CNN-IBN: Shilpa, right from opening a production house to buying stake in a ipl cricket team and now getting into spas.so what is next on Shilpa's 'to do' list?

Shilpa Shett: Well, I am still truing to get over with whatever I have on my plate right now because it has been quite a struggle in the last three months. To be an actor and to still do the balancing actor of being a successful business woman. I am lucky that I have a great team that supposrts me.

This whole venture of many spas is something that came about when I was 15 and did a beautician's course. Somewhere in my subconscious mind maybe this is something that I always wanted to do. I always wanted to have a 'beauty parlour' of my own.

CNN-IBN: You have teamed up with Sunny (Deol) after a very long time for the film The Man. So how is he to work with, just the same rough and tough guy the way he appears on screen or different?

Shilpa Shetty: He is a amazing guy and a great director. I totally loved him in Dillagi

CNN-IBN: You play a dancer in Desire. Is it a role pretty much up your alley?

Shilpa Shetty: Well, you know lot of people have told me that but I am a Bharatynatyam dancer, not an Odissi dancer. So, I had to do lot of rehearsals for it to look authentic.

CNN-IBN: Finally, do we hear wedding bells ringing for Shilpa this year?

Shilpa Shetty: Oh God! When the wedding bells ring, you will hear. When they ring you will know.