B-town celebrities love to star in a film with Bhai Salman Khan because his movies, whether good or bad, never fail to cross the 100 crore mark, in fact, more than that. However, there is one such actress who regrets being a part of Salman’s yet another blockbuster movie, Dabangg.
Mahie Gill made a remarkable debut as an unconventional heroine in Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D. After Dev D, we saw Mahie Gill in Gulaal and then came Dabangg, which was directed by Anurag Kashyap’s brother. Mahie played Arbaaz Khan’s love interest in the film. But the actress feels that her decision of doing a commercial potboiler in Dabangg was a wrong move.
In an interview with PTI, Mahie said that doing Dabangg backfired on her. “After ‘Dev D’, I had won a lot of appreciation and awards. People wanted to sign me for films. But I did ‘Dabangg’ and it backfired big time. The producers started to offer me small roles. “I felt very bad but I did not know what was happening. I believe in destiny a lot, I think this was meant to happen. I did regret doing the role but now I do not,” said Mahi.
Mahie further added that being a part of a commercial film did not work for her. “In my case, it backfired. My career stopped at that very point. Thanks to Tigmanshu Dhulia for offering me ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’ series.” Mahie also stated that at first, she didn’t want to star in the sequel but after Arbaaz, who directed the second movie, approached her, she agreed. Arbaaz told her that her character was needed for the story. The actor said she has not been approached for the third instalment in the franchise.
Mahie is currently waiting for the third part of “Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster”, that has brought her in the limelight again. “I am proud of this series. When we started with the first part, we did not think it will become a hit. The best about this franchise is that it is growing, the characters are the same but the story is in continuity. That is the beauty of this franchise,” she said.
In the third part, Mahie’s character of Madhavi Devi has become “more powerful and wicked”. “Now, she has learnt politics. Also, she has all powers as Saheb goes to jail and she has taken over the whole thing.” We are going to see Sanjay Dutt in the third part of this hit franchise too.
Produced by Rahul Mittra, the film also stars Jimmy Shergill, is slated to hit the theatres on July 27.