Kareena popularised yoga in Bollywood: Bharat Thakur

By Ruchika Kher

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Globally recognised yoga guru Bharat Thakur says while Madonna popularised yoga in the West, it was Kareena Kapoor who made it popular in the Hindi film industry.

"Celebrities are role models for the rest of the nation. When Kareena transformed her figure, everyone sat up and realised that yoga can give amazing results, thus getting attracted towards this form," Thakur told IANS in an e-mail interview from the US.

"Similarly in the West when Madonna took up yoga everyone sat up and said 'What is she doing and why?' When they saw her body and face, they said,'Oh, this yoga must be working,' " he added.

Thakur's first Bollywood client was Sridevi and later he trained many i