Actor Mahie Gill, who is stepping into Bindu’s iconic Mona Darling act in Apoorva Lakhia’s Zanjeer remake, says the glam role pushed her out of her comfort zone. Gill, 37, made her debut in Bollywood with Sudhir Mishra’s Khoya Khoya Chand but became famous with her role of Paro in Dev D.
Mahie has confessed that she never gave importance to her looks until now. “This role is quite difficult for me because I have to concentrate on my looks. I have never given importance to my look in a role, and have always concentrated on my performance,” says the actor, adding, “Here, I need to look good and this is something out of my comfort zone. My costume designer and hair stylist have taken a lot of effort to do justice with the character. It’s really difficult to maintain all the glamour.” In the film, which will also be made in Telugu, the actor will be donning bikinis has taken to yoga to get in shape.
“Normally, I do one hour of yoga everyday but when I got the offer to play this role, I had to increase the duration of my exercise to get into shape," she said. The film also stars Southern actor Ram Charan Teja, Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra and Prakash Raj in pivotal roles.