I’m a boss lady: Mandana Karimi

February 25, 2019 Yogesh Mishra

Mandana Karimi is an Iranian actress based in India. She has worked on several modelling assignments across the world. Some of her Bollywood movies are- Bhaag Johnny, Main Aur Charls and Kyaa Kool Hain Hum-3 etc. She was also the second runner up in the popular reality TV show Bigg Boss 9. In an exclusive interview with Yogesh Mishra, she spoke about her first break in Bollywood, bold scenes, celebrity crush, favourite film, working experience with TV reality show Bigg Boss 9 and more… 

Can you define yourself in one line?

Boss lady 

How was your childhood in Iran before landing the city of dreams Mumbai?

I’m coming from a small town so simple and quiet! I was always busy with my homework, I was a shy one in my family!

When did you realise first that you should try your luck in acting. Any anecdote related to the same?

Well I think when I started doing tv commercial, that’s when I got to know how much I enjoyed being in front of camera.

Modeling made you an actor. What is your comment on this?

Well it can been a start up but modeling doesn’t make you an actor, acting is way too different.

How did you get your first break in Bollywood?

By going to many auditions and it was Vikram Bahtt’s movie ‘Bhaag Johnny’

You are mostly known for your bold scenes in Bollywood. Does that help you in shaping your acting career? 

Well I hope soon I’m gonna get a chance to show my acting skills but I’m blessed with the work and love I’ve received in India. 

Are you still open to do more adult comedies like Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3?

I’m an actor if there is demand from audience to see me in adults comedies then that’s what I will be doing! 

Who is your celebrity crush?

Priyanka Chopra 

What’s your favourite film?

Latest I’ve seen ‘Stree’.

Who according to you is the most influential celebrity in Bollywood and why?

I think whoever has done well for themselves and because they’ve proved themselves with their work.

You were also one of the runner up in the popular reality TV show, Bigg Boss9. How was your experience with Bigg Boss house?

Life changing experience 

Do you think that marriage can adversely affect the career of Bollywood actresses?

It depends on your partner and you if you wanna stop working, but otherwise I think it shouldn’t affect in any manner.

Tell us something about your new venture into kitchen line? 

I’ve given birth to new baby! Mandana’s kitchen. We are online outlet in Santacruz West, serving Iranian food, keeping it real, fresh and authentic. You can find us on zomato and Scootsy.

What are your current projects in films/TV?

Couple of projects I’m working on can’t share much details, but I keep myself busy with events, shoots.

What are your future plans?

To stay focused, get fit, in a year my brand has become bigger (Mandana’s kitchen) and I’m gonna open a restaurant. Plus more movies and more work.

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