Actress and television presenter Mandira Bedi was down in Goa to host a campaign for Airbnb. In conversation with NT BUZZ the actress spoke about her love for travelling and her Goa experience
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Many celebrities come to Goa either for a holiday or a shoot and actress Mandira Bedi is one who has made several trips to the state. “I must say I have had over 100 trips to Goa. But mostly they were work related. I would come to Goa airport and they would pick me up and take me to the shoot location after which I would go back on the next flight. This routine went on for a long period and got boring,” says Bedi.
But while she hated the routine, her love for Goa remains the same, as the ambiance, atmosphere, and the people here are completely different, she says. “I love Goa for its oceans. This place is truly wonderful. I have often visited the popular spots but now I am more into checking out the secluded locations and on exploring the beauty of the place,” adds Bedi.
Having to juggle between fashion designing, commentary, acting, and her personal life, Bedi shares some of her struggles that came her way. She says: “Like everyone I too faced a lot of problems. While my husband and I had an understanding, when it came to my son the responsibilities increased. I had to pay a lot of attention to him.”
But as a mother she wanted to give her best to her son. Therefore she would personally go to school to pick and drop him and at the same time do what all mothers would do for their children. “I wanted him to feel love and never feel neglected. I always preferred giving importance to my family,” says the actress who will be next seen in Sahoo, an upcoming film written and directed by Sujeeth.
Bedi is also a fitness freak and pays a lot of attention to fitness and health. As a lot of youngsters nowadays don’t focus much on their health and fitness, Bedi advices them to spare about one hour from the tight routine and spend it either going for a walk or exercising. “They ought to try and get good sleep at least for seven to eight hours, which is very much required. Also, walking for some time can be of great help,” she says.
As team India is performing quite well at the World Cup this year, Bedi is strongly supporting the team and feels that they will surely make it to the finals. “We have lost one match and one game was drawn. We cannot say what will happen in the semi-finals. But I am sure India will make it to the finals.”
Bedi is now preparing for a film and few web television series which will release soon.