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    Moumita Chowdhury
    Moumita Chowdhurywrote on 13 Feb 2009

    Mahi Gill is a Punjabi girl who hails from Chandigarh. She started her career in Punjabi Films before making a debut in Bollywood.Her debut movie is Anurag Kashyap’s 'Dev. D', where she essays the character of modern-day Paro. For Mahi, who has done Masters in theatre from Punjab University, getting the chance to work in a Hindi film was a dream come true. Anurag saw her first in a party and instantly finalized her to play the character of Paro.

    Mahi got her first break with film ‘Havaayen’ and has done a couple of Punjabi films along with theatre. She is thankful to her professor Mohan Maharshi and actor Dibyendu Bhattacharya, those who have guided her and put their faith in her.

    The actress admits that she is nervous in front of camera. Mahi never thought of becoming an actress, but acting came by chance to her. Mahi is also a trained dancer and is into dancing since childhood. Her mother couldn’t venture into films because of circumstances. But she feels proud and happy about her daughter’s decision of becoming an actress.
    With the success of Dev. D , its Paro, Mahi Gill , is grabbing maximum eye-balls, as critics are comparing her with actress Tabu .

    Her phone hasn’t stopped ringing since the day ‘Dev. D’ released. When she got selected for the flick, Anurag Kashyap asked her to keep her theatre background aside and to be as natural as she can be. The actress reveals that she relates a lot to the character of Paro.

    Mahi essays modern day Paro who is “bold and brash and is ready to fight back”. The actress further adds that Paro is “woman of this century”.

    The girl who has done masters in theatre has mesmerized many with her eyes. She started her career with Punjabi Films and is a trained dancer.

    ‘Dev. D’ opened to very positive response especially from teens, youngsters and women. Anurag Kashyap, the director, is happy because the “women have warmed up to” his unconventional take on Sarat Chandra Chatterjee’s Devdas .

    After the positive reviews, impressive Mahi Gill has been roped in by UTV for their upcoming three projects. She is also in Anurag Kashyap’s next Gulaal , scheduled for March release. Then she is acting opposite actors like Shreyas Talpade in ‘Aage Se Right’ and Irrfan Khan in ‘Pan Singh Tomar’.