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Mahie Gill back with serious films

Mahie Gill, who has garnered appreciation for her rustic-raunchy roles on screen — be it for her performance as Paro in Dev D or as Kay Kay Menon’s lover in Gulaal, talks about her chemistry with Irrfan Khan, Naseer Shah in her upcoming film.

bollywood Updated: Nov 06, 2010 15:44 IST
Priyanka Jain

Mahie Gill has garnered appreciation for her rustic-raunchy roles on screen — be it for her performance as Paro in Dev D or as Kay Kay Menon’s lover in Gulaal. Though she felt shortchanged for the miniscule part in Abhinav Kashyap’s Salman Khan-starrer Dabbang, she quickly got over it, when Khan promised to work with her again, with a bigger role.



For now, however, the actor is happy working in "serious films". She says, "My directors see me as a serious actor and hence they offer me those roles. For me, it’s important to know who my co-star is. I am not intelligent enough to say which film script is better for me. But if Irrfan (Khan) or Naseersaab (Naseeruddin Shah) have said yes to a film, then I don’t need to think twice."



MahiGill will next be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s film about the real life story of dacoit-turned-athlete Paan Singh Tomar, where she plays an uneducated, village belle on the Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border. "Tomar’s wife Indra is so innocent that when the athlete tells her that he has broken a record in the race, she is worried that he has literally ‘broken’ something," says Gill about her character that pans the age of 18 to 37 years in the film.



"Indra is a silent witness to all that happens in Tomar’s life from his days as a dacoit to when he becomes an athlete," says the actor, who went through pictures and videos of the 70-year-old personality, to prepare for her role.

Her earlier films have seen her in simple yet seductive avatars. She admits that there are intimate scenes in this film too. “Irrfan and I play husband and wife, so yes there are romantic moments. There’s a scene where we are meeting after a long time and we just can’t keep our hands off each other. Our chemistry is to watch out for,” says she.