She says life has taken a turn for the better and that she now believes in quality over quantity. But then again, Monica Bedi was at Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27, on Thursday — being the brand ambassador of a gas bottling agency — to launch auto LPG pump stations.
When in Punjab, say what Punjabis do. So, about the growth of Punjabi industry — having herself debuted in Punjabi cinema with Sirphire (2012) — Monica says, “Every week I get a call to work for some or the other Punjabi film, but now things have changed. I take my own time to choose the right role. Being a Punjabi, it is my duty to contribute to the growth of cinema, irrespective of budget constrains. Thus, a good script matters.”
Revealing her spiritual side, she says, “I’m a great believer, and probably Universal (the music company) sensed that, which is why they approached me to render my voice for a spiritual album — Ek Onkar. I have no formal training in music, but I still believe I did well.”
Her present venture being Sanjay Leela Bansali-produced TV serial Saraswatichandra, Monica says it feels like working on the sets of a film with him around. “I am playing a negative character called Guman. This is my first experience on TV, but it is as grand as a film. With Sanjay, it’s about sheer perfection; he does not compromise on anything. Though 14 hours a day, I am enjoying working with him,” says Monica, who bagged Dr Ambedkar Award for Best Female Debut (2013) for Saraswatichandra.