Deepika Goyal is all set to return in TV!

By HT

Mumbai, Nov. 29 -- Deepika Singh Goyal rose to fame with her hit TV show Diya Aur Baati Hum that ran for five years on the tube. 
 
The show ended in September last year. Soon after, the actor became a mum with the birth of her son, Soham Goyal, in May this year. She has been busy taking care of him all this while and now Deepika says she is "mentally" ready to get back to work.
 
"In the last few months, I have been working out. I started with yoga but that didn't work for me so I went back to Odissi dance which I love. It has been fun dancing again. It's very satisfying. I am conscious about my health and want to reduce my weight too." 
 
She had put on 15 kilos during her pregnancy and began working out two months after her son was born. "I don't believe in dieting and would rather work out. I didn't restrict myself from any food due to pregnancy and now feeding my son. I want to be fit and not slim, per se. I feel an actor doesn't have to be slim or have a certain figure, instead you should be good at your job, which is acting. That is more important."
 
Deepika is aware that it will be tough for her to go back to shooting long hours as her son is very young. 
 
She says, "Like every mother, I love my child but I am also passionate about acting. I have always been a working woman and I have a support system at home as my mother-in-law is a big help. She takes care of Soham when I go to workout or step out of the house for any errand. I don't have to worry about nannies or help which is a boon. That is another reason why I have decided to get back to work. Once I start meeting people, let's see what offers come my way. One might get lucky and get a good show quickly or you may have to wait for a while. I have just made up my mind about acting soon but not approached anyone yet."
 
Motherhood is a big step for many and the actor admits that it has changed her life too. "Motherhood has taught me to go with the flow and never plan things. I have stopped making plans. I enjoy the present and cherish my time with my son. Becoming a mother is a huge transition in life and having accomplished that, I feel blessed," Deepika signs off.