Mandira Bedi motivation: Actor Mandira Bedi in an interview said that her children are her biggest strength and the driving force for her to become a better person. She has been investing all her energies in ensuring that she becomes a good parent to her two children - son Vir and daughter Tara who mean the world to her.
The 49-year-old actor lost her filmmaker husband Raj Kaushal on June 30 2021 at around 4:30 am. He succumbed to a sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 49. Read more about his death here.
Finding motivation in children
“My motivation to keep working, striving and doing better… My greatest motivation is my children. Everything I do, I do for them. They are my reason to carry on, my reason to live, to do better, to be better. They are the reason that I have courage, strength, the reason for me to earn. I need to be a good parent for them,” Bedi told PTI.
She added that her career has been replete with challenges. However, she doesn't have any regrets as the setbacks have taught her lessons that success wouldn't have been able to.
“There have been many challenges, the downs have been challenging, there have been difficult times. But the public memory is short. You are known by the last project you have done. By God’s grace I have had a lot of work behind me. The ups are wonderful. When you are experiencing them, they are great.", she said.
“When you are down, they make you appreciate the good times. You learn more from your failures than you do from success. The downs give you perspective in life. That’s the way I look at challenges. I have had a lot that I have faced in my life and there is always growth and learning from them,” she added.
Bedi's past and current projects
Bedi has featured in films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dus Kahaniyaan. She also appeared in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She also hosted ICC Cricket World Cups in the years 2003 and 2007, the Champions Trophies in the years 2004 and 2006, and the Indian Premier League Season 2. She has also embraced the digital medium by working in web-series like Smoke.
She is currently back with the third season of the Romedy NOW original The Love Laugh Live Show where Bedi is seen as the host. She is quite content hosting the show as it is in alignment with the kind of work she wanted to do at this stage of her career.
Bedi says that she understands that people have been through a lot in the last one and a half years. She says that the audiences would be keen to hear, experience and see how people in the public eye have overcome the struggles that pandemic posed at them.
Talking about the opportunities that lie ahead, she says that she needs to change the way entertainment is consumed looked at and evolved. She feels an artiste can do a lot now since there is social media and OTT platforms as well.