Has it been a difficult pregnancy?
For me, the last few months have been tough. But the best part is that Rohit has taken a break from his shoot and is taking care of me. So, because of him, things have become a bit easier for me. Also I stay in a joint family, so there are other family members to take care of me too. Because of them, this phase has turned into a beautiful experience.
What has been a special moment during the pregnancy?
My husband organised a pregnancy photo shoot for me. He is a very shy person and avoids being in front of the camera but he did it for me. See, it has become a trend to capture your memorable moments before you give birth and when I told him first, he was hesitant but later on, he posed for three shots with me. That was a truly special moment.
Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?
You have always prioritised your family life over your professional growth...
I am an emotional person. I believe in keeping my near and dear ones happy. Also I love to keep myself happy. Infact, I consider myself a selfish person because I love to keep myself happy. And I believe that more than your career, it is the love and affection of your own people which makes you happy. That is why I am more focused on my personal life. My career is also important as I have worked really hard to earn that. But love is what makes you more happy.
You have never been a part of the industry gossip too. How did you manage that?
I am a focused person. When I was doing Diya Aur Baati Hum, I gave all my time and energy to my character. Whatever I do, I try to give it my 100%, just like my character Sandhya Rathi. When I was with Rohit too, I considered him my director first and then boyfriend. Infact, when we were getting married I washed off my mehendi myself because it was not in sync with my character. Rohit too didn't want my mehendi to show onscreen. So I got a person who is focused like me. And I decided to marry him. I was lucky that I met the right person at the right time.
Do you think you chose motherhood too early?
For the family and the culture I come from, 27 is the right age to plan a child. Infact, I feel I am quite late to motherhood. My younger sister has a two year old baby as she got married before me. I follow nature and there is always a right age to decide.
Fans were excited when you announced the web series Soulmate. What is happening on that front?
Honestly, I asked Rohit not to not make it live. Some of the episodes were ready but I said ‘No’ because I knew that I was unable to give it my 100 %. My health issues during the pregnancy were not allowing me to work. Not only that, I also got many offers for other work but I am not in a position where I can commit to something.
Pregnant women usually gain weight. But I have gained more than usual because I have pregnancy thyroid. But that hasn't stopped me from eating. I am fulfilling all my cravings. Yes, I have kept healthy choices like salads and juices. But at the same time I also ate a lot of burgers, potatoes, which I didn't eat for many years.
Will you return to acting once the baby arrives?
Well that's up to my audience. If they want to see me, I will definitely work. I will definitely not stop working. I am not a producer, so I cannot launch my own show. My husband and my family are very cooperative, so I don't think that there will be any issues in pursuing my career after I become a mother. My first priority will always be my child but yes, if I am offered a role which will make me happy, I will surely do that. My mother loves to see me onscreen, she feels proud and I want to keep that alive.
What kind of roles are you expecting?
People adored me as an IPS officer, as a bahu. More than pursuing success, I believe in chasing happiness. So in the future, I will say ‘Yes’ to roles which give me creative satisfaction and happiness.
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