Quiz: Know stars, and their business deals?
Her upcoming weekend wedding with Mahesh Bhupati is not only the change in Lara Dutta's life. The actress is all set to launch her own range of designer shoes. Bhupati's company Globosport will be its official marketing partner.
Lara, of course, is not the only actor to try out her business skills. Here's a fun quiz about actors' business ventures. Click through the slide show, and find out how much you know!
Image: Lara Dutta
1. When she's not acting, Shilpa Shetty keeps herself busy with:
The correct answer is Spa. Shilpa Shetty has a stake in IOSIS, a spa own by close friend Kiran Bawa, whose family owns the Bawa hotels in Mumbai. IOSIS is situated in northwest Mumbai's Lokhandwala complex.
Image: Shilpa Shetty
2) When she's not acting, Sushmita Sen runs a:
c) Cookery Show
The correct answer is Hotel. In 2006, Sushmita Sen started a venture called Sensazione, which had plans to set up hotels, lounges and spas. She had acquired a space of 12,000 square feet in Kolkata for a 'lifestyle zone', which planned to house a nightclub, a restaurant and a cigar lounge.
Image: Sushmita Sen
3. When she's not acting, Preity Zinta keeps herself busy with:
a) Fashion designing
The correct answer is IPL. Along with her then boyfriend, Ness Wadia, Preity bagged IPL's Mohali team for 300 crore. Today, even though she and Ness are no longer together, the business deal has not fallen through.
Image: Preity Zinta
4. When he's not acting, Salman Khan runs a:
b) Art gallery
The correct answer is NGO. Salman founded an NGO called the Being Human Foundation to take care of under-privileged children. He has devised various ways to fund his organisation like selling Being Human T-shirts, watches and other merchandise, hosting celebrity fashion shows, and of course, selling his paintings.
Image: Salman Khan
5. When he's not acting, John Abraham keeps himself busy with :
a) Real estate
b) His designer line
c) His restaurant
The correct answer is His designer line. John Abraham has launched his own designer wear in association with Wranglers, available in the US and UK. He was seen sporting this in Dostana.
Image: John Abraham
6. When he's not acting, Arjun Rampal runs a:
b) Art Gallery
The correct answer is Restaurant. Lounge bar and restaurant LAP (Lounge and Play) opened at Delhi's Hotel Samrat in 2009. Delhi-based restaurateur AD Singh is Arjun Rampal's business partner.
Image: Arjun Rampal
7. 8 When he's not acting, Dino Morea runs a:
b) Security agency
The correct answer is Cafe. Dino, along with his brother Nicolo, has started a chain of cafes called Crepe Station. Over the years, the brothers own five Crepe Station cafes in Mumbai, two in Kolkata and one in Chandigarh.
Image: Dino Morea
8.When he's not acting, Suniel Shetty runs a:
The correct answer is Boutique. Apart from owning Udupi restaurants, Suniel Shetty also owns a clothing boutique named Mischief. He also runs a water adventure resort called H2O in Mumbai's Chowpatty, which has sports like wind-surfing, water-skiing and parasailing
Image: Suniel Shetty
9. When he's not acting, Mithun Chakraborty runs a:
a) Art gallery
The correct answer is Hotel. Mithun Chakraborty owns a hotel called The Monarch in Ooty. He also manages the Monarch International College of Hotel Management and a school in Ooty.
Image: Mithun Chakraborty