Former veejay Maria Goretti is excited about returning to the small screen as an anchor after a gap of nearly six years. And, no, it isn't a music show this time but one on delicious desserts.
"It feels really great to be back. It's just as if I'm coming back home. I am excited, but it feels normal as well. I feel this is how it (life) is supposed to be and I am enjoying it," Maria said over phone from Mumbai.
She will be seen on Do It Sweet, a new show about mouth-watering desserts, along with chef Vicky Ratnani.
Maria kept away from showbiz for six years as she wanted to devote time to her family - her actor husband Arshad Warsi and her two kids - five-year-old son Zeke Zidaan and two-year-old daughter Zene Zoe.
"All these years I was busy taking care of my family. I have two kids. So I had no time to come out and work for hours. But now that the kids are a little grown up, I do have time and wanted to do something. So this is it," she said.
Asked why she chose a culinary show over a music show for her comeback, Maria said: "I have travelled a lot in six years and have tried various cuisines everywhere. I really got interested in the entire cooking process for the past three years. I started makings cakes, puddings, asparagus, Lebanese food, brownies, etc.
"I started cooking a lot of things for my kids. So I was so happy when the show was offered to me because it had to do with something I love - desserts. I love chocolaty and gooey desserts! I was truly happy about it."
Considering most veejays today opt for Bollywood after gaining popularity on music channels, Maria made just a cameo with her son in Salaam Namaste, which also featured Arshad. The 37-year-old says becoming an actor was never on her agenda.
"I did not become a veejay to become an actor. When I was a veejay, I had put in all my energy into that and till date I'm looked upon as a veejay. I like that. I believe that one should give his or her 100 percent to everything that they do. I'm the kind of person who would have gone into acting straight, but I never wanted to. Being a veejay was something that came to me very easily and I did a pretty good job of it...I feel. So I never felt the need to go and act in films," Maria said.