"I believe in miracles. There have been many instances in my life when I just had to wish for something and it’s come true. I was pregnant with my first baby and then it was believed I had miscarried. But my belief in Kali ma, the goddess of power was so strong that my friend from Ahmedabad visited me with a photograph of the goddess when I was getting a sonography done. And miraculously my baby was found alive.”
Actress Madhoo (Phool Aur Kaante, Roja) is narrating this incident on the sets of Mann Mein Hai Visshwas. The Sony show is about faith and spirituality drawn from real life instances. Madhoo recounts the many times she has experienced “miracles even in the smallest of instances. It’s true when they say that be careful about what you wish because it may just come true.”
Mother of two “miracle babies, Ameya and Keya” and married to a businessman, Madhoo says she misses acting the most.
“Everything else is secondary to the happiness I get from acting. Of course, being mother equals that happiness. It’s the time constraint that has affected my doing films. I can’t be away from my family for long. They support my decision to work as long as I am not neglecting my children.”
Talk veers to her becoming slimmer and fit. “I run a lot and dance all the time. I want to practice every new classical Indian step and everything that Hrithik Roshan does,” she laughs.
She mentions watching Hrithik’s latest action flick and admits to have been bowled over. “Actors who are not very consistent performers manage to stay longer in public memory Hrithik . is one of them. His performances are unpredictable.”
Madhoo has also recently completed a film called Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Now, I want to even direct a film. I am prepared for that.” Madhoo’s episode on Mann Mein Hai Vishwaas will be telecast on December 29 at 8 pm.
Filmy connection Madhoo’s favourite recent film: “Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dor. No special effects, no gimmicks, just a simple story. It was beautiful. Gul Panag was so good.”
On her daughters: “They have now begun to understand I am an actress. When they watch Hema or Juhi kaki on TV (Hema Malini is her first cousin and Juhi Chawla is married to Madhoo’s husband’s cousin), they ask me why I am not on TV.”