Contrary to her sentimental and lovelorn image in Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Bollywood's oomph girl Mallika Sherawat is all set to take on her man in a dominating role in forthcoming romantic comedy Ugly Aur Pagli.
"In the film, Mallika is the beauty with the brains and she meets a geek (Ranvir Shorey). The story is about how they ultimately fall in love with each other," director Sachin Khot, who makes his foray into Bollywood with the film, told IANS on phone.
"It is a humorous take on today's relationships and how the tables have turned - where the men are from Venus and women are from Mars and how they are actually playing each other's role," said Khot who directed popular tele-serial Shanti for Doordarshan in 1997.
In Ugly Aur Pagli, which releases on August 1, Mallika will be seen as an achiever, who knows her mind and knows what she wants from her relationship.
Ranvir, on the other hand, plays a carefree man whose life goes for a toss when he encounters Mallika.
Elaborating Mallika's character, Khot said: "In today's age, women are doing much better in lots of spheres and why shouldn't this be touched upon? Mallika plays a dominating character in the film, but I would not literally call her the man of my film. Luckily, both my actors shared a good chemistry "
Said Ranvir, who will be seen facing Mallika's wrath in the film: "It is crazy to even think that a girl is making you do the wildest of things and has complete control over you.
"One might think that it makes a man effeminate. However, there is an interesting side to it also that how two-unlikeliest people fall in love with each other."
The film also has 70s glamour girl Zeenat Aman in a cameo.