TOO NEW TO LEAD

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 22 Aug 2018 10:30:54


 

I would love to do a female- centric film in Hindi cinema. However, I feel that I am way too new. I do think that in order to carry a female-led film, you need to do films like Paltan or Firangi. I do not think that right now (is the right time) because I am only two films old in Hindi cinema.

 

Popular Punjabi actress Monica Gill is thrilled about acting in J P Dutta’s war drama Paltan, starring actors like Arjun Rampal, Harshvardhan Rane and Gurmeet Choudhary. She feels that she is “way too new” to do a women-led movie in Bollywood right now, but would love to star in one in future.


Paltan will show men’s bravery and valour, among other things. Her next upcoming Punjabi film titled Punj Khaab, on the other hand, will be a women-centric one. “I would love to do a female-centric film in Hindi cinema. However, I feel that I am way too new. I do think that in order to carry a female-led film, you need to do films like Paltan or Firangi. They (were made) at a big scale. So, they do give you the exposure,” Monica told IANS in a telephonic interview from Mumbai recently.


“I do not think that right now (is the right time) because I am only two films old in Hindi cinema. At this point, I don’t think it would be a smart idea but I do think later on in my career, it is definitely something that I look forward to.”
Monica is not a fan of the war film genre, but it’s “like a dream come true” for her to bag a role in a J.P. Dutta film.
“Border (Dutta’s film) is such a huge film in the Punjabi community. So, working with him after that was just a dream come true. I am so thankful that I was given this opportunity,” she said.


Monica Gill is romancing one of the soldiers played by Harshvardhan Rane in in Paltan, which will release on September 7.  Talking about her character, the actress said, “I have a short but sweet role of a Punjabi girl in the movie. The girl I am bringing on screen is very cute and
innocent.”


“I have seen Border and LOC Kargil. I thought even though the actresses may have had a small role, their role in the lives of their significant others is significant. Even if it’s a small role, J.P. Dutta directs in such a way that you will remember it,” said the Ambarsariya actress.


“She (her character) is a Punjabi girl. She is someone from the same village as Harshvardhan’s character and they like each other. The story is of how she  sends him off to war.”


Not just my character, but others also... you will see the pain of having to send your loved ones to war. That is the point of my character... having the audience to understand what it’s like to have a son, lover or a fiance go to war and understand that they might not return.”