Q: How is your life going on?
A: Very good, and I am happy and content.
Q: Why did you leave 'Champion Chalbaaz'?
A: Firstly, there was nothing much for me to do there. As an anchor I feel I need to be lot more involved, which was not happening there. Also Sony is coming up with a new show with me. So the channel also thought that after 'Jhalak', I took up 'Champion Chalbaz' immediately and this was not a good move. Hence, it was another reason for me to back out.
Q: Would you throw some light on the new show you are talking about?
A: It is a reality show. A program for people who are the victims of near fatal accidents. We have a panel of doctors who are going to perform surgery on them. Basically, our aim is to give a makeover to the people who have had serious accidents. So, its not just the makeover for ordinary people.
Q: Are you also doing some other show, apart from this one?
A: These days I am only concentrating on my new show. I want to concentrate on one thing at a time instead of doing too many things at the same time.
Q: You seem to be more into anchoring, any specific reason?
A: Yes, because there is nothing much to do in acting now-a-days. And I don't want to play the role of bahu, who is just consoling everyone and is monotonous. I would rather not do that. I would just do anchoring and enjoy the show.
Q: But people do get recognition from these kinds of roles too, don't they?
A: I don't deny that they don't get. But I feel I have already got my share of recognition through 'Jassi'. It's just that I would not take up something which will not give me happiness.
Q: After Jassi, you are not seen in any serial, is it your deliberate decision?
A: Of course, it was. In fact, when 'Jassi' went off air, I got a lot of offers for serials. But it was just that I was never up to it. So I didn't take any. And I am sure now even people know my kind of work, so they don't call me.
Q: Once Cyrus had remarked," Mona has a better role on a channel meant for her -Animal Planet!" What do you want to say on this comment?
A: I would say nothing on this. I will just laugh and ask him which role would suit me.
Q: According to you which role does Cyrus fit in 'Animal Planet'?
A: I think he is a squirrel who never stops talking.
Q: It was heard that you were doing a movie. What happened to that?
A: Yes, I am acting in one, but talks are still going on. In this line unless everything is finalized you actually cannot say anything. It is a Bollywood movie, but till the time it is not confirmed I would prefer to zip my mouth.
Q: But when movies will happen, will you be saying bye-bye to the small screen permanently?
A: Not at all. When Shahrukh is back on TV, why should I quit TV?
Q: Was 'Jhalak' more fun than 'Champion Chaalbaz'?
A: Obviously, 'Jhalak' was better. This is why I left 'Champion Chalbaaz'. And recently I found a new avatar in me and that is of an anchor. I hate being formal, so 'Jhalak' was the one where I was completely natural. I used to actually freak out in the green room. Even I received so many messages and fan mails about the way I am hosting the show. I want people to remember me with these kinds of shows.