Or almost. The ex-Bigg Boss 2 contestant will soon be seen in another Bigg Boss house of sorts. Monica Bedi will soon be seen in Anubhav Sinha’s production, Mr and Mrs Mishra on Sahara One. The actress says, “It’s a thriller series, set in a house like the one in Bigg Boss house. Payal Rohatgi, Raja Chaudhary, Kashmera Shah and I are among the contestants on the show. One of the contestants gets murdered in the house, in front of all the cameras and none of them capture it. So, everyone becomes a suspect. I’m one of the suspects,” says Bedi.
Back with friends
Ask her what drew her to the show and she says, “The fact that I was back with my pals and again in the same kind of an environment. I didn’t take on other shows that were offered to me. Day one on the sets was like the day one in Bigg Boss house. It was a riot.”
Apparently, even Rahul Mahajan would be doing a cameo in the show. When quizzed, Bedi refutes the rumours point blank: “He’s not part of the plan at all. We’re almost at the end of our schedules and I haven’t shot with him. No one has.” But has she kept in touch with him since Bigg Boss last year? “Yeah, we were in touch for a while. We became busy with our work. We’ll catch up when we have the time,” she says.
Bedi also launched a devotional album, which she claims is a runaway hit. “It was such a surprise. I know the state of the private album market. This was a religious album. I knew it would have limited takers. But when it sold like hot cakes, I realised that faith-based albums have huge following across the board. Maybe sometime, I will do another album,” she reveals.
A clean image
She claims that she’s been flooded with movie offers after her dance stint on Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa 3 and Bigg Boss 2. Bigg Boss 2 has helped me clean up my image in public. Imagine, no one wanted to rent a house to me in Mumbai! My
parents, friends and family went through such turmoil. When I was offered Bigg Boss, I was just coming out of the shit that I had landed in. My friends encouraged me to take it up and correct what had gone wrong. It helped. And Jhalak.. added to the effect,” she says moist-eyed.
Bedi says that two of her films are coming up next month: “The dance steps have changed. The subjects are a lot bolder and better. I’ve learnt quite a bit of dancing by now. So I know I can pull off movies with élan. Thankfully, no one has approached me with a gangster film though,” she says with a smile.
Tie me knot
Wonder if and when she plans to find a match for herself. When asked, she chuckled and said she wants to focus on her career right now: “My parents, like any girl’s parents, have great hopes and plans. They expect me to marry, have children and lead a peaceful life. I want to see my parents happy when I settle down. But I’m in no hurry now. If I’m destined to find someone worth, then I’m sure a lot of my mistakes will stand corrected. Amen!”