My only obsession is housekeeping: Sonali Bendre
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My only obsession is housekeeping: Sonali Bendre

Mother of a 9-year-old, Sonali Bendre is one of the most gorgeous actresses in Bollywood, having starred in films like Sarfarosh and Hum Saath Saath Hain. She is making a comeback on the small screen with Ekta Kapoor's Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Ye.

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Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
Sonali Bendre,Ajeeb Daastan Hai Yeh,Life Ok


January 1

Sun sign


Place of birth



Kendriya Vidyalayas all over the country

First break

Naaraaz (1994) with Mahesh Bhatt

High point of your life

My first modelling contract, as it was the beginning of a completely new life

Low point of your life

I am a Capricorn so, very balanced. I treat my highs and lows the same
Currently I am

Acting in Life OK's Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Ye
If you weren’t an actress you would have been...
I don’t know what I would have been, but I would have been really good at it.

From films to acting on TV, how do you feel about the transition?
It feels different. Television feels more intimate and personal.

Do you watch TV serials?

Which serial produced by your husband Goldie Behl is your favourite?
Remix (2004-2006).

A classic film you would have loved to be a part of.
I never want to be a part of something which is done.

From all your co-stars, who has evolved the most?
I think Saif Ali Khan.

Your take on the new actors in Bollywood.
They are not new at all, just more polished and amazing.

One recent woman-centric role you wish you had played.
I would say Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye. It’s one of the main reasons I’m doing it.

The best thing about being a mother is...
Hugs from my son.
The best dish you cook, according to your son.
Scrambled eggs.

A book that inspires you.
Yajnaseni by Pratibha Ray.

When you’re alone at home, what do you love to do the most?
The only obsession I have is housekeeping.

The biggest surprise your partner ever gave you.
He wrote a song for me, Ye Hawaein Zulfon Mein Teri, in his movie Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai (2001).

Your favourite fashion brand.
Alexander Wang.

Your ultimate travel destination.

One mithai that describes you.
Dark chocolate.

Your most memorable Diwali.
The times I’m not in Mumbai, and away from noise and pollution that makes my son sick.

Your favourite dialogue.
"Don’t mind..." (from Sarfarosh).

A thing you can’t do without.
Food every two hours.

A typical Sunday in your life.
Watching family movies.

Five films you think kids should watch.
We bought A Zoo (2011), Star Wars series, Up (2009), Ernest & Celestine (2012), and ET (1982).

A sin you’d indulge in.
Milkmaid ice-cream.

Your last big splurge.
Redoing the house.

You have 30 seconds to pack for a trip, what do you take?
My credit card.

Your favourite pet animal.

You de-stress with...
My two dogs, Neo and Isis.

From HT Brunch, October 19

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First Published: Oct 16, 2014 18:29 IST