Actor-presenter Mandira Bedi has had a busy start to 2023 as she dives back into work with a reality show centered around cricket. She says she has focused on finding strength for the past two years and now wants to discover happiness from within, and the work she associates with.
“For me, 2023 looks promising. Starting with a reality show, Cricket Ka Ticket and some other incredible events. I’m also reading some scripts I’m reading and hoping to say yes in terms of fiction. I love the beginning of every year. I like new beginnings. So I started the year saying I’m really looking up and looking forward and looking forward to 2023 for a lot of new beginnings,” says Bedi.
The 50-year-old opens up on a reality show about the beginning of the year, saying: “It’s a reality show about both men and women. And it stems from our national passion. A show like this has never been made before. It’s different from the live broadcast I have, which is why I’m excited and really looking forward to being a part of it.”
Her focus is not only on her professional life but also on gaining more strength and happiness in her personal sphere. She faced a harsh setback in her life when she lost her husband and filmmaker Raj Kaushal in 2021, and she admits that she had no other option to swim through life’s rough tides.
“My life has changed. The tectonic plates of my life have shifted. In the last two years I had no choice (but) to get stronger. I was a strong person, I am a stronger person now. And that’s all I want to say about it,” she adds. “Losing someone very close to you, your life partner, is a life changing experience. You can sink or swim after something like that, and I choose to swim. I have no choice. I have two young children and I have a family to take care of. So I choose to swim”.
As part of her mission, the mother of two is now determined to find things that make her happy.
“Happiness is not something you find. It’s something that has to come from within. … Last year I had a lot to process and I had to be strong. This year I’m not going to focus on anything to get happy. I’m just going to try to find that happiness from within,” says Bedi.
Here she notes, “It’s an intention I state, no matter what’s ahead in my day, I’ll be happy to do it”.
“I choose to find that happiness in doing nothing. I choose to find that happiness even when there is no event or reason. The intention to be happy for no reason. That is how I want to live my life and continue my journey,” she concludes.