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.