Milind Soman started his career as a model but it was his appearance in Alisha Chinai's music video 'Made in India', in 1995, which made him popular. Later, Milind went on to star in television serials like 'Captain Vyom' and films like '16 December', 'Pachaikili Muthucharam', 'Jodi Breakers' and 'Chef'. Milind is also an avid sportsperson and is a national swimming champion. He also holds a Limca record for running 1,500 km in 30 days time. In 2012, the women's only running event 'Pinkathon' was set up under his guidance, to promote good health and breast cancer awareness among women. Milind was in the city recently to announce the sixth edition of 'Colors Pinkathon Bengaluru' which is all set to flag off on February 18.
"I like him more as a person. The kind of things that he has done in his life is extremely inspiring. He came to the United States from Austria as a young boy. After that, his journey from Mr Olympia to becoming the Governor of California is almost unimaginable. Whatever he has achieved is through sheer determination and self-belief. Benedict Cumberbatch is another actor whom I admire."
"I love to explore a new place each time I am on the move. Life is too short to repeat destinations. But if I have to choose one, I would like to go back to Japan. I had recently visited Tokyo, and I loved it. I usually travel only for work but I ensure that I run and make the most out of it."
On Golden Pond
"My all-time favourite movie is 'On Golden Pond'. It is a movie about family relationships and old age. It is a very emotional and touching story and makes for a great watch."
Of Human Bondage
"This novel by W Somerset Maugham is a classic and one-of-its-kind. I like relationships and want to understand and know more about them; what people believe in, what they go through, how they understand each other and maintain relationships. It is a brilliant book and is a good read."
"'Sushi', 'Teriyaki' and Teppanyaki, whatever be it, I love relishing Japanese food. I am very fond of Bengali food too. 'Kosha Mangsho' is something I enjoy the most."