It has been ten years since Sonali Bendre’s TV debut with Kya Masti Kya Dhoom. And as India’s Got Talent 3 (IGT), which she co-judges along with Dharmendra and Kirron Kher, scores high on TRPs, Sonali is enjoying the “fabulous” experience. She is even eyeing a break with filmmaker-hubby Goldie Behl and son Ranveer.
“Yes, I am planning a holiday. Actually, I’ve managed to get a small break from IGT. So, I will go to London for a few days. Since Goldie is already in London (working on I, Me Aur Main), my son can meet his father,” says Sonali. Mention high TRPs for IGT and she says, “It’s a fabulous experience, especially since every new season brings in higher TRPs. It shows that we are on the right path.”
In fact, Sonali recalls how Kya Masti Kya Dhoom in 2001 changed her life. “At that time, I was at the peak of my career. I had a glam image but the show brought me into people’s living rooms. My fan base completely changed,” says Sonali, who was a part of films like Diljale (1996), Sarfarosh (1999) and Zakhm (1998).
But ask Sonali if she is interested in making a comeback like Karisma Kapur or Madhuri Dixit and her answer is an emphatic no. “My first priority is Ranveer. I am doing IGT only because it fits into my role of a real-life mother. If I have given birth to a kid, it’s my responsibility to be by his side all the time,” she says.