Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 will hit the marquee this week and we will again see desi beauty Mahie Gill aka Madhavi Devi in action. Few weeks back, we saw her in the forgettable dacoit film, ‘Phamous’ with her SBG co-star Jimmy Sheirgill. When we asked Mahie why we only saw her when a Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster film released, she said, “I don’t get interesting roles. The ones I get are where I have to look sexy, hot and be a seductress. I cannot repeat myself again and again. It becomes too boring.” The image of a femme fatale has stuck on with Mahie and she laments, “There are makers who come to me without a proper script.
They have no clarity on the role but tell me that there are five to six “scenes”. It is disgusting and makes me cringe. I cannot do work that does not appeal to me.”
When the first Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster film released, it was a runaway hit and people loved Mahie as the seductive and scheming queen. So, what is so special about the franchise that she returns every time. “I wait to work with Tigmanshu Dhulia. I have done other projects like Paan Singh Tomar and Bullett Raja with him but now the character of Biwi has become inseparable from me. Moreover, there is Jimmy and the whole crew is almost similar. So, it is a very homely environment.
The films have evolving subjects. Every time, there is a new angle. The first film was a thriller; this one is a complete masala entertainer. There is lust, greed, scheming, plotting and Biwi is just too wicked this time. It is a powerful role. No one will say no to this.” It seems Madhavi is too conniving this time and wants to play politics. “In the second part, she said she wanted to learn politics. She has learnt it and is ready for the kill,” she states.
She also confesses that the stereotyping has left her very frustrated. “There are intimate scenes in this film too but it is part of a story. The whole plot is about treachery and seduction is a small part of it. I get frustrated when people do not present proper scripts/characters and just add eroticism for plain titillation,” she says. But she is glad that content-driven films are on the rise. “I remember when we did Dev D. It was a cult film that inspired many filmmakers. It is nice to see even hard-core commercial filmmakers back content-driven smaller meaningful projects. I love the kind of work Ayushmann Khurrana does.
There are nicer stories being told to the audience. I enjoy the kind of cinema Amol Palekar did. It has some depth.” Like many other actors, Mahie too has ventured into the digital space with ALT Balaji’s Apaharan that also stars Arunoday Singh. “It is a nice experience as I got the chance to portray an interesting character,” she opines.
—Source: Bollywood Life

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