MUMBAI: Mahie Gill has taken her latest role so seriously, that we caught up with the intelligent actress at a promotional event for ‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’, where she was still in character.
Clad in a royal pale gold netted sari, Mahie was seen sprawling out on a couch at Juhu’s luxurious Marriott Hotel, lounging about like a typical aristocratic ‘biwi’ i.e. wife. Sipping a glass of red wine, and being fed a bunch of grapes by an attendant, Mahie looked completely in character to promote the film.
We caught up with Mahie, who said she still felt unsure about her position in the industry. “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.”
The 37-year-old actress also told us why she’s happy that her choice of films are seeing commercial success. “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 said.
Mahie also says that she doesn’t consider herself an intelligent actress; rather that her roles were varied. “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.”
And when we quizzed her about her taste in cinema, this is what the stunning actress 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.”