With films trying to be more realistic, the depiction of affection is also getting bolder, says actress Mahie Gill, who has done intimate scenes in her debut movie Dev D and also in her forthcoming Not A Love Story but finds them difficult and awkward.
"I feel awkward doing these scenes and it's not very easy because the entire crew is there. But I feel that it's like any other emotion and one has to depict it. The kind of cinema I am doing is realistic and so this is also a part of it," Mahie told IANS in an interview.
Asked what goes on in her mind while doing intimate scenes, she said: "The only thing in your mind is that you have to deliver your best. It shouldn't look artificial at all."
After making an impressive start with Anurag Kashyap's Dev D in 2009, Mahie did the offbeat Gulal and also had a small part in last year's super hit cop drama Dabangg.
Next in line is the controversial Not A Love Story, inspired by the murder of TV executive Neeraj Grover, who was killed by ex-naval officer Jerome Mathew for allegedly having a relationship with his fiancee Maria Susairaj.
In the film, the 27-year-old had to do love-making scenes with Deepak Dobriyal. She says director Ram Gopal Varma sent her a "sorry" message for making her do the shot more than once.
"I trust my director completely and I knew that he will not make it look vulgar. So I was okay with it. The only thing was that we did these scenes on the first day of the shoot... I was taken aback because I wasn't mentally prepared," she said.
"I have known Deepak for some time, but I was meeting him after long; so it was a little weird initially," added the actress who will also seen in Sahib, Biwi Aur Gangster.
She said post- Dev D most of the roles that were offered to her had bedroom scenes and that's why she declined them.
"After Dev D, the thing was that most people, who came to me, would not tell me the story, they would just say that the film has two kissing scenes and three bedroom scenes, but no story. So I did not do those films. I won't do such scenes till the time I feel it is required," she specified.
Mahie's other movies are Paan Singh Tomar, Micheal and Buddha In A Traffic Jam.