Mahie Gill starred in two back-to-back ZEE5 Originals – Posham Pa and Fixerr. While the first one is a film based on the true story of India’s first females on death row, the latter is also a ZEE5 and ALTBalaji Original web series. The movie saw Mahie play an intense, heart-wrenching role of a murderer whereas she was a full-on nautanki queen in Fixerr. In an exclusive conversation with us, she reveals that Posham Pa was a draining but great experience but she thoroughly enjoyed shooting for Fixerr.
“Posham Pa and Fixerr are very different. They are poles apart. I wanted to make that balance. The former is fully performance-based and then Fixerr is a potboiler. Posham Pa was a draining film, in the sense that how could people do something like that. Especially when you have a child, you feel like how’d one kill kids so brutally! Fixerr is a complete entertainer. Even off-screen, we’d be laughing all the time over the scenes,” Mahie says.
Prod her about doing gritty roles majorly, she replies, “I get those kinds of roles, what do I do? In fact, after Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 I stopped working because nothing else was being offered. I didn’t do a lot of work. Wahi same roles aa rahe the, daaru ka glass haath mein pakad lo, cigarette pakad lo, sensuous lago…and I didn’t want to do those kinds of roles. I have already done them. The web is a revolutionary space. Things have changed and I don’t want to do those kinds of roles anymore. I am really enjoying working in something like Posham Pa.”
Mahie, however, doesn’t want to do the same kind of roles anymore. Thankfully, after Fixerr good and interesting roles are coming her way she tells us. “Kaam acha milega toh karungi, nahi milega nahi karungi. Koi baat nahi, dekha jaega. However, an actor is never satisfied in his or her life. Even I want to do more roles,” she signs off.
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