New Delhi: Actress Mandira Bedi says all of her energies are put into making sure that she is a good mother to her two children, whom she sees as her greatest strength and the driving force behind becoming a better person.
The actor and TV presenter, who lost her filmmaker husband Raj Kaushal in June, said her children – son Vir (10) and daughter Tara (five) – represented the world to her.
“My motivation to continue to work, to strive and to do better… My greatest motivation is my children. Everything I do, I do it for them. They are my reason to continue, my reason to live, to do better, to be better. They are the reason I have courage, strength, the reason I win. I have to be a good parent to them, ”Bedi told PTI.
The 49-year-old actor has been one of the most prominent faces on television. Although she has appeared in films like « Dilwale Dulhania The Jayenge », and the anthology « Dus Kahaniyaan », she has been acclaimed and famous on the small screen with hit shows like « Shanti », « Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi « and » 24 « .
It also hosted the ICC Cricket World Cups in the years 2003 and 2007, the Champions Trophies in the years 2004 and 2006, and Season 2 of the Indian Premier League.
Bedi said her career has been full of challenges, but she has no regrets as setbacks have only taught her lessons that success could not have taught her.
“There have been many challenges, the lows have been difficult, there have been difficult times. But public memory is short. You are known by the last project you completed. By the grace of God, I had a lot of work behind me. The ups are wonderful, when you experience them they are awesome, ”she said.
“When you’re depressed, they make you appreciate the good times. You learn more from your failures than from your successes. Lows give you perspective in life, that’s how I see challenges. I have had a lot of things that I have had to face in my life and there is always growing and learning from them, ”she added.
Bedi is currently back with the third season of Romedy’s original NOW, « The Love Laugh Live Show ». The celebrity chat show features Bedi reprising her role as host.
The actor-host said “The Love Laugh Live Show,” which aired Saturday on Romedy NOW and other Times Network channels, is a relevant series because it is a “happy and positive show. « .
“The world could do with a lot more positivity, I know I could. Every time I meet one of our guests, the question set is so beautiful, upbeat that anyone looking at it can feel that vibe. I feel it when I host it. There are a lot of things that people have been through in the past year and a half. »
“Knowing that the people in the public eye also struggled and how they overcame those struggles is something the public would love to hear, experience and see,” she added.
According to the actor, the show was the kind of job she wanted to do at this point in her career.
Unlike in her 30s, when Bedi said she was « riddled with insecurities, » her current phase is one of endless opportunity.
“In my 30s, I was riddled with insecurities, thinking, ‘In a minute now, things are going to end. But in my 40s, I’ve reached a situation where I feel like, « I’m going to work and do an amazing job until I want to. » «
Over the years, the actor has also made the switch to digital media, working on web series like “Smoke” and “Qubool Hai 2.0” and she believes she is in the best phase of her professional life.
“I have to see a change in the way entertainment is consumed, viewed and evolved. I’m lucky to be there at a time like this, there’s social media, OTT platforms. There is so much more that an artist can do now. I am grateful that the best job that happens to me is happening now, ”she added.