Actress Sonali Bendre is quite content taking a sabbatical from acting, which she considers both "tedious" and "joy".
The 40-year-old actress, who took a break from movies after giving birth to her son in 2005, was last year seen on the TV drama show ‘Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye’.
"Last year I did a fiction show which was all about acting. I think I am quite happy to take a break from it. It’s very tedious," Sonali said in an interview.
"Acting has its own joy where you’re playing a different character without actually bearing the consequences of being that person. That’s a great place to be in and for an actor it’s the best thing," she said.
The ‘Sarfarosh’ actress made a special appearance in the 2013 Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara’.
She will now be seen judging a children’s reality show, which she finds easier to shoot as she can spend time with her family too.
"It (acting) takes a certain amount of time. This (the show) I do one day a week. We try and work around the kids’ timings. When you have to shoot for one day in a week according to the kids’ schedule, you can adjust easily. But not working everyday…I think my child also needs me."
Ever since her break from acting, Sonali has mostly been seen as a judge in various reality TV shows and the actress said that was something which "just happened."
"I never thought I would be doing judging, it just happened. I think I came in with a certain honesty. If there is something I don’t know, I say it. I am human," she said.
"Sometimes I feel the decision I am taking might be wrong, but right now my heart says this. Sometimes it goes wrong too…I can’t be expected to be right every time. I need to be honest and truthful to myself," she said.