As famous celeb health guru Dr. Deepak Chopra got ready for the signing sess of his new book "Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How To Create A New You" in Los Angeles, Desi Hits! sat down with the doctor to find out more about his taste in fashion and music. Guru to Hollywood’s rich and famous, Dr. Chopra spoke one on one with Desi Hits! in the midst of his daily workout at the gym.
At the book signing, we couldn’t’ help but notice that Dr. Chopra sported a chic pair of spanking red loafers and hip designer frames. And when we asked about fashion icons he admires, he responded "Donna Karan is a very close friend of mine, and I’m one of the lucky few that she designs custom-size clothing for, that I later receive in the mail, and at no cost!"
A lesser known fact about the celebrity doctor is that he’s dabbled in the recording industry. "I’m in interested in all kinds of people, and what life means to them. Famous or not. Nowadays, I run into P. Diddy in the building elevator every other day. When he first met me, he said, "I thought you was an old man." Now, we DM thru Twitter."
But Dr. Chopra is used to hanging out with music icons. "20 years ago, George Harrison and Ringo Star from The Beatles and David Stewart of the Eurhythmics attended my lecture in London. Apparently, they were blown away by the lecture. They asked if I would mind coming on stage, and do what I do, while they jammed to music in the background? Honestly, nobody was quite sure how audiences would respond, but we thought it was as hoot."
And as if chilling with music legends of all generations wasn’t enough, in 1998, Dr. Chopra added ‘recording artist’ to his resume with a full length double CD album release, A Gift of Love. The album featured pop icon Madonna, Demi Moore, Martin Sheen, and Goldi Hawn among others, reading the poems of Sufi poet Rumi to background music.
So we of course asked the Doc if music can be meditative. "Absolutely, in fact Desi languages are particularly unique in that sounds echo the sense. Even if you’ve never studied a word of Sanskrit, for example, in simply hearing pandits chanting you’ve grabbed so much of the essence. You don’t quite find that in English."Check out the pics from the book signing in LA and share your thoughts!