Sonali Bendre: It is never easy being a mum..

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By HT

Mumbai, March 17 -- Actor and author Sonali Bendre is currently enjoying time coordinating her social media book club called Sonali's Book Club. 

 

She started it as a sureshot way to get back to reading, as she would then compulsorily have to read at least one book every month. 

 

She says, "Reading was a passion of mine, ever since I was a child. However, as the years went by, I got busy juggling motherhood and my career, and reading sort of took a back seat. Hosting it on social media would give me the added advantage of connecting with fellow book lovers from across the world and hearing different views and perspectives on the books that we read."

 

Sonali is overwhelmed with the response and is constantly looking at ways to make the book club bigger and better. For example, they conducted a masterclass with popular author Anand Neelakantan at a bookstore, which was livestreamed on social media.

 

For young working mothers, she says, "Motherhood has always been the most celebrated feeling for all women around the world, but it also comes with a bigger responsibility. It is never easy being a mum, and trying to juggle time between a job and a family. While the family's health and well-being are important, in some ways, working mums neglect their own health. I personally believe there is a need to have a healthy lifestyle and peace of mind, in order to have a happy family."

 

Even as she does a fine balancing act, Sonali, who had worked in Amol Palekar's film Anaahat (2003) is looking forward to work in more regional films. "Marathi movies are great and I will definitely work in them," says Sonali.