I have several tracks running in my life all the time. But, there is always time for my home away from the home – behind the microphone as a radio jockey hosting my two drive time radio shows every week. Being on the radio, putting together a great show and the banter and interactions with the listeners is the best form of stress relief for me.
My first show was in 1999 and it happened quite by accident when a friend suggested I go on air with EBC Radio. Once I tasted the on-air experience, there was no looking back. Radio is where I combine my passion for Bollywood, the joy of interacting with listeners and the entertainer in me to create a buzz and energy on the airwaves.
I am grateful to my RJ career because it has allowed me to meet so many of the Bollywood stars. It is my stint on radio that has given me my tagline – Mamta Jikso Kuch Nahin Hai Jamta. It describes me perfectly – for I am always looking for new experiences and being settled in a comfort zone is not for me.
Every year, for my last radio show of the year in December, I ask my listeners to send in their Top 20 list. And then I compile my Top 20 list and do a two-hour special on air. That is one of the shows I really look forward to. The lines in the studio are abuzz with listeners calling in and having animated discussions of their choices in the Top 20. But, of course, I stay the course and play Mamta's Top 20.