A parinda tells me that when Gul Panag learnt that she would have to smoke for Prakash Jha Productions’ film, Turning 30, she decided to be smart about it.
The actor, who is strictly against lighting up in real life, first told debutant director Alankrita Shrivastava to make a change in her character. But, when that wasn’t possible, Gul opted for herbal cigarettes.
At the end of the day, everyone was thankful that Gul came up with the idea. Plus, the actor herself was thrilled that she didn’t have to break her rules! Hmmm.