“Koshish jaari hai (attempts are on),” Mandira, who tied the knot with filmmaker Raj Kaushal in 1999, quipped on being asked about when she is planning to go the family way.
“I am totally ready to experience the joys of motherhood and I am mentally geared up for it. In my head, I am ready for it. The sooner it happens, the better,” added the 37-year-old.
Mandira was here to attend the ongoing Good Housekeeping Show 2010, where she was invited as a celebrity guest along with actress Raveena Tandon.
But the actress says handling a child and managing her professional life simultaneously would not be easy for her as she doesn’t have her family in Mumbai.
“It (managing a child) will become a little difficult for me as I don’t have a lot of family support in Mumbai. My parents live in Delhi and my in-laws stay in US,” she said.
Dressed in a sexy, hot pink dress and lots of silver bangles, Mandira completely defied her age.
Having earned fame at a young age through popular TV show “Shanti” in 1994, Mandira kept making appearances in movies like “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” after which she hosted a string of reality shows. In 2008, she was seen in the film “Meerabai Not Out”, a film based on cricket.
So what’s keeping her busy these days?
“I am doing a lot of theatre. I am involved with two plays – one of them will be staged for the 151st time soon and the other has had three shows,” she said.
“Also the cricket season is here, so I am doing corporate shows and I will be associated with the IPL (Indian Premiere League (IPL) cricket tournament) in a way I haven’t been before. I can’t reveal much about it. But yes, IPL will be taking up the next month and a half of my life,” said Mandira.
As for her absence from the Bollywood scene, she said: “Filmmakers don’t know what to do with me. With my short hair, they don’t know whether to cast me as a man or woman. No, jokes apart, they either offer me item numbers or sister’s roles or a lead with some inconspicuous banner – none of which is what I want to do. So I am just waiting and keeping myself busy.”