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‘My husband can be a good homemaker’

tv Updated: Jan 31, 2011 15:26 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times
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Actor-model-anchor Mini Mathur, married to filmmaker Kabir Khan, feels that her husband makes a lot of effort to manage their home when she’s away shooting in jungles, uninhibited terrains and nearly-out-of-reach locations.

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was shot in and around Pune for a month. The place isn’t too far. So, I was happy I could speak to my kids and husband, almost every day. But I must say my husband is a doll. He handled all the house responsibilities very well, at least he attempted and I completely adore him for that,” beams Mathur, whose last show on TV was

Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao

on Sony Entertainment.

“When I was shooting in Malaysia’s rain forest for the show, I don’t know how Kabir managed the house and our kids. My daughter was only eight months old then. My son was in school. When I came back, homework and attendance in school were perfect. But the house was in bad shape,” she recalls with a chuckle.

“My house had gone topsy-turvy. Kabir had tried doing a lot because he had assured me he would but even with the domestic help around, my house was falling apart. So, he knows what life is ‘


’ (without) his wife,” she says.

Mathur decided to take on the show because it had unscripted interactions with contestants. “I’ve had enough of reading from teleprompters on so many shows. Lots of people tell me that they loved me on Indian Idol, and other shows that I did, where I was reading out from scripts. But for me, it’s more important to work on shows where I can do my own thing,” she argues. “I love speaking on my own, whatever the situation on the show. And honestly, in

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, I had a chance to have more personal and candid conversations with people whose problems I could somewhat understand because I’m also married.”

So, after watching the show, does she think more men will learn to value their partners?

“I don’t know about others, my man values me a lot, even without watching the show,” says Mathur. “He has been a strong support. And trust me; whatever they show on this show is just a sample of what can happen when a woman, running the kitchen and raising kids in a house, suddenly drops everything to do what she likes to do. And I think every man will learn to give his woman a break from chores every once in a while.”