Mahie Gill: People tell me I am good and an intelligent actress

The upcoming Bollywood actress Mahi Gill, who had proved her skills with her performances in films like ‘Dev D’, ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, has recently said that she is confused with her working as she is not getting calls for roles in films.

Talking to media, the actress said, “I don’t know if I have cemented my position in the industry. Like when I go out, industry people tell me I am good and an intelligent actress. But people only talk and don’t give me work. So I fail to understand as to what they are telling is truth or not.”

Mahi added, “I am confused. I don’t know where I am in the industry today. But luckily films ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ have started getting commercial success today.”

She feels that she stumbled upon out-of-box roles by chance.

Mahi said, “People think I am an intelligent actress and they think of giving me those kinds of roles. I am not an intelligent actress… it just happened.”

She said, “I have grown up watching Yash Chopra’s films. I was not aware if this kind of cinema exists. Earlier, there were times when Hrishikesh Mukherjee used to make that kind of cinema. For some time this kind of films were not getting made. I think after ‘Dev D’ a new age of cinema came in.”

Mahi Gill had won 2010 Filmfare Critics Award for best actress for her character ‘Paro’ in ‘Dev D’.

She started her career with Punjabi films and later tried her luck in Bollywood. She has upcoming film like ‘Not A Love Story’, ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’.

Mahi said, “I think a little bit of intimacy and romance is there now as you can’t fool audience. People want to watch realistic scenes and films. May be in my films there are a couple of scenes like that (bold) but when people come out after watching that film, it is the subject that remains in their mind.”

She added, “It is not easy at all to do it. When there are a lot of people around while you shoot you feel awkward. You can tell your director not to have too many people around. I should also feel that intimacy is required in this film. Once you are convinced then it becomes easy.”

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