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Mahi Gill

After Dev D and Gulal, this newbie has secured her standing in the world of serious cinema

Mahi Gill
Mahi Gill
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Did you identify with the Paro of Dev D?

Yes. Anurag (Kashyap) wrote the role after meeting me. Mahi is a lot like the Paro of Dev D.

Tell us about your new film Aage se Right.

I play Sonia Bhatt, a TV journalist, opposite Shreyas Talpade. It’s a loud role.

What about the film on Pan Singh Tomar?

It’s a period film. Irfan plays Pan Singh Tomar and I play his wife.

The film is said to have steamy scenes.

Yes, but it’s aesthetically shot. In fact, I’m fully clothed in that one steamy scene. Tigmanshu Dhulia is a wonderful director.

Steamy scenes with Irfan Khan—the thinking woman’s sex symbol?

No doubt he’s sexy. Even in Dev D, Anurag shot the scenes so well I had no problems.

You’re flooded with offers. How do you separate the wheat from the chaff?

Yes, a lot of offers are pouring in. Most are pretty bad but there are a couple of good roles and I’m in the process of finalising them. You learn to reject the bad.

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