OZiva signs Deepika Padukone as brand ambassador
Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, 35, has been signed on as the brand ambassador for the plant-based nutrition brand OZiva. Padukone, who has been an advocate for physical and mental health, said that fitness is about balancing the mind, body, and soul. Notably, Padukone is one of India's leading actresses and also has international recognition. Here are more details.
What is OZiva?
OZiva is India's leading clean and plant-based nutrition brand founded by Aarti Gill and Mihir Gadani. The company recently announced its Series B funding of $12 million by Eight Roads Ventures. Existing investor Matrix Partners India and F-Prime Capital also joined the round. It is the first nutrition brand in India to be certified clean by the US-based Clean Label Project.
Fitness is far more than one's physical appearance: Padukone
Padukone said, "I have always believed that fitness is far more than just one's physical appearance. It is about balancing the mind, body, and soul. It is about being fit physically, mentally, and emotionally." "It is also about making better choices every day; which eventually allows us to become a better version of ourselves," she said, adding that OZiva's vision aligns with her ideals.
Padukone perfect embodiment of our values: Co-founder
In a statement, OZiva co-founder Aarti Gill said the company was launched to enable people to "lead a healthier, fitter, and better life with clean, plant-based nutrition." Welcoming Padukone, Gill said the actor was the "perfect embodiment of our values of striving to be better in every way and adopting a holistic approach towards overall health, physically, and mentally."
Padukone was last seen in 2020's 'Chhapaak'
Since making her Bollywood debut in Om Shanti Om (2007), Padukone has appeared in several blockbuster films including Cocktail (2012), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), Piku (2015), Bajirao Mastani (2015). In 2017, she also starred in the Hollywood film xXx: Return of Xander Cage. She was last seen in Chhapaak, a 2020 drama film that she also produced.