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'My friends miss my house more than me'

I hope that some day I will buy a bigger house so that they can shift in with me, says actress Mugdha Godse.

entertainment Updated: Jan 16, 2009 17:42 IST

Actress Mugdha Godse takes you around her flat in Mumbai...

In my initial modelling years, I struggled like any other new comer to make ends meet. But after about two years I had saved up enough money to buy an apartment in the Mumbai suburb of Andheri (west). I chose this flat because the main door of the house faces North. Also, this area has comparatively fewer signals on the approach road, which makes commuting faster.

All for friends
My friend helped me convert this one BHK flat into a two BHK apartment. I needed that to accommodate my family members, who visit me at least once a month. Also, my friends come over frequently. When I am at my outdoor shoots, they often call me and ask me to return soon because they miss my house more than me. I am very fond of sleeping and I guess my friends find my house ideal for catching up on sleep.

I opted for a ground floor apartment to keep myself connected to the earth. At home too, I prefer sitting on the floor. The eye-shaped window-pane is my favourite place as I spend hours gazing at the world outside. I am a spiritual person and have a small mandir in my guest room that makes me feel secure and blessed.
Of blues and creativity

To acknowledge the fact that I bought this house during my modelling days, I have put up a portfolio picture of mine, which was shot in those days. I have painted a wall of the living room blue on a friend’s recommendation. The upholstery gets a new look every week — pink, blue or yellow. The cushion covers are made out of my mother’s blouse pieces and the curtains from her sari. The idea of an open kitchen and white flooring in the bedroom was to give the house a spacious look.

Whenever I feel that a particular piece is being ignored, I change its place to make it more noticeable. The wooden stand with the Buddha idol was earlier kept in my bedroom but is now adding to the beauty of the living room.
I miss my family a lot and hope that some day I will buy a bigger house so that they can shift in with me.

First Published: Jan 16, 2009 16:52 IST