20 October, 2020

Mahi Gill

After Dev D and Gulal, this newbie has secured her standing in the world of serious cinema

Mahi Gill
Did you identify with the Paro of Dev D?

Yes. Anurag (Kashyap) wrote the role after meeting me. Mahi is a lot like the Paro of Dev D.

Tell us about your new film Aage se Right.

I play Sonia Bhatt, a TV journalist, opposite Shreyas Talpade. It’s a loud role.

What about the film on Pan Singh Tomar?

It’s a period film. Irfan plays Pan Singh Tomar and I play his wife.

The film is said to have steamy scenes.

Yes, but it’s aesthetically shot. In fact, I’m fully clothed in that one steamy scene. Tigmanshu Dhulia is a wonderful director.

Steamy scenes with Irfan Khan—the thinking woman’s sex symbol?

No doubt he’s sexy. Even in Dev D, Anurag shot the scenes so well I had no problems.

You’re flooded with offers. How do you separate the wheat from the chaff?

Yes, a lot of offers are pouring in. Most are pretty bad but there are a couple of good roles and I’m in the process of finalising them. You learn to reject the bad.




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