She started off as a bona fide leading lady NAYEE PADOSAN (2003) which did decently at the box office. Six years down the line, she is surprisingly still trying to find her feet in Bollywood. She is Mahek Chehal, the pretty young girl, who was noticed for her beauty and sensuality in her very first film which was a romantic comic entertainer with as many as three men falling for her.
However, today she is relegated to playing an item girl, as can be seen in the upcoming film JAI VEERU where she has performed to a number that is seemingly set in a bar/night club. The song by itself is purely for the masses, as can be seen from the lyrics that go as 'Aagre Ke Ghaaghre'. Aimed for the front benchers, the number sees the two male leads of the film, Fardeen Khan and Kunal Khemu, dancing along with her on the floor.
Though she looks good and is energetic once again in her item girl avtar, one wonders if she is content with the Bollywood stint so far. That's because ever since the release of NAYEE PADOSAN, she has only been seen in item numbers like 'Dil Saat Samundar' [CHAMELI] and 'Talvar Le' [CHHODDON NAA YAAR]. Even though both the numbers were successful, they didn't do much to her career. In the meanwhile, she played a leading lady in ANJAAN but that film has been stuck for ages. Same holds good for MUMBAI CUTTING where she features in one of the stories.
Even controversies haven't favoured Mahek much, as evidenced by the rumors of her link up with Salman Khan exactly a year back. It was reported that Salman met her during one of his shows and felt that she had a lot of potential to do better in Bollywood, and was hence promoting her. However, it all turned out to be just rumors at the end of the day.
It has to be seen now whether the release of JAI VEERU further gets this Norwegian model of Indian origin (Punjabi to be precise) noticed and help her enjoy an extended innings in Bollywood.