Mukul Dev is every bit Punjabi when it comes to vivacity and self-expression. In SAS Nagar to shoot the climax of his debut Punjabi film, Burrraah, the man gets talking about his first Punjabi film, upcoming Bollywood projects and his Punjabi roots.
Mukul says, "Punjab is a great place. I just loved my 25-day shoot in Patiala. I caught up with my relatives, met my friends and gorged on rajma chawal. It feels so good to be back to the place you belong to. I hail from Padhyana village in Adampur district near Jalandhar. I have also spent three years in Patiala when I was training to be a commercial pilot there."
About his Punjabi foray, Mukul informs, "In Burrraah, I play a teacher whose aim is to reform a bunch of rowdy boys. My character is very interesting and I chose this film for a Punjabi debut because of its story, script, screenplay and director, Sagar Sharma. I love the way he narrates a story."
While the actor now is receiving many Punjabi film offers, he wants to see audience's reaction to Burrraah before signing other projects.
One can't help but mention the adorable Gurmeet Billa Brar, the character he played in Yamla Pagla Deewana. Mukul smiles, "My role in Yamla Pagla Deewana was widely appreciated and the best part was that my character connected me with my Punjabi fans. I get mails and calls from Punjabis across the globe and my Facebook profile shows many young Punjabi fans."
Mukul says the sequel to the film is on the cards. "Hopefully, I am going to be a part of it as well," he says while listing his forthcoming Hindi films: "I am doing a mixed bag of roles, from negative to out-and-out comic. I am playing a negative role in the film Jal, directed by Girish Malik, which talks about the Narmada River drying up. Then there is Tukka Fit, a laugh riot, where I essay the role of a Haryanvi jat who is on a mission to recover his money for his buffalo. In the film, Son of Sardar, I play Sanjay Dutt's brother. I am also doing a film called Afra Tafri with Govinda, and Bhaiyaji Superhit with Sunny Deol."