Daily soaps are like a factory: Mandira Bedi
Actress-designer Mandira Bedi is still loved by many for essaying a strong-willed woman in the 1990s popular TV drama “Shanti – Ek Aurat Ki Kahani“. But she says she doesn’t see herself acting in a daily soap again as it is like a factory.
The actress, who featured in the hit finite series “24” last year and also participated in the reality show “I Can Do That“, hasn’t completely turned away from the small screen. Will we see her in daily soaps again?
“I don’t see myself acting in a daily soap because that is like a factory. You need to give 25 days in a month which I do not have. With my store, saris and events that I do… if I do something, it will be finite,” Mandira told.
What about movies?
“There is nothing at the moment because people don’t know what to do with me in a movie. I get offered an item number one day and bhabhi’s (sister-in-law) role the other day, and then somebody’s sister the next day. So people don’t really know what to do with me,” said the actress.
The audience will have to wait to see her on the big screen as the “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” actress says she won’t don the greasepaint unless she gets “a role that excites” her and one that she wants to give her time to.
“I have a four-year-old son too. I can play a bhabhi, mother or daughter, but a role that matters. I want a pivotal role even if that means that I have five scenes in a film.”