The actress played the lead role of a geek 'Jassi' in popular TV show 'Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin'. The series was an Indian-themed version of the American drama 'Ugly Betty'.

Mona was last seen on the small screen in 'Kya Huaa Tera Vaada' in which she played the role of a determined mother of three, who walks out of marriage and attains success in professional life.

"I think one should go for challenging roles… do something that is out of your comfort zone. As an actor it is my responsibility to inspire people. 'Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin' was a difficult role for me," Mona said.

"Even in my last serial 'Kya Huaa Tera Vaada', I inspired housewives on not depending on their husbands and go out and do something to create their own identity," said the 34-year-old actor.

Mona's life saw a drastic turn last year, when an MMS featuring her went viral on the internet. But she was happy to see her family and friends standing by her.

"I did not have any difficulties (due to MMS scandal). I realized that the support of your family and friends means a lot. I was happy when it (MMS) was declared fake. I am glad that this thing came out," she said.

The actor was seen in a key role in Aamir Khan starrer '3 Idiots'. Post '3 Idiots', she was offered lot of films but she was looking to do something different.

 "Whether the role is small or big doesn't matter to me much. It should be different and challenging and should excite me. I am happy to do exciting things on TV," she said.

"It is my 11th year in the industry and I am happy with the way things have shaped up till now," she said.

(Agencies)

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