June 12, 2013 06:18:32 PM IST By Rachana Sheth, Glamsham Editorial
Graduating from cameo roles in the film Rajshri Productions' ISI LIFE MEIN...! and Aamir Khan Produtions' DELHI BELLY, Mansee Deshmukh now makes her debut as lead actor in forthcoming film BOYSS TOH BOYSS HAIN. While in ISI LIFE MEIN she played the parallel lead opposite Akshay Oberoi, in DELHI BELLY she was paired opposite Vir Das.
Mansee says, ''In technical sense I just had 1-2 scenes and two songs in both the films. So BOYSS TOH BOYSS HAI is my debut in terms of lead. In BOYSS I am paired with Dhruv Ganesh.''
But ask BOYSS TOH BOYSS HAI is out-n-out male-dominated flick, so again how does it leave a scope for her role, and she says, ''Yes definitely it's driven my men. There are four guys and the respective track with their ladies. Each guy has his own story. Everyone has equal space and timing. So, there is equal opportunity for everyone to perform. Dhruv's character's history is built around my character. It is quite significant. See, these days all that matters is your work should get noticed, whether you do 2-3 scenes or 30 scenes in a film.
''However, unlike her past two films, where she played a Delhi-based, highly calculative & practical girl in DELHI BELLY & Foreign return swanky lady in ISI LIFE MEIN, in BOYSS TOH BOYSS HAI Mansee would be seen as simple, nerd person. She says, ''Yes my character is sort of a geek. I am playing a very down-to-earth, simple girl, who has her own little aspirations,'' but she clarifies that her role is not a de-glam one, ''I won't call it a non-glamourous role. My character is not very style & fashion conscious. But as she falls for Dhruv her world starts changing.''
Again, unlike her first two films, her character in BOYSS is very positive. ''Well, my characters were little dominating in my earlier projects, here she is very humble, adjusting and not demanding.''
Ask Mansee for such big gaps between each of her projects and she says, ''I don't think gap really matters. 2-3 years gap is fine as long as you get good work. And, in film industry gaps can't be avoided as it takes time to switch from one project to another. You read the script; you okay the script then begin the work....I mean the process is time consuming that no actor can complain about it. I mean it's natural.''
Talking about producer Anup Jalota, Mansee says, ''I have had the privilege of meeting him during shooting. Though I haven't interacted with him much, all I know is Anup ji is very humble and helpful.''
While for Hindi films Mansee is in talks with couple of people, she has already completed shooting & dubbing for a Marathi film starring Nana Patekar alongside with producer Dr. Jabar Patel and about to begin yet another Marathi venture NANYACHI DUNI BAAJU with BR Chopra Production, where she plays acclaimed actor Sachin Khedekar's daughter in the film. The film will soon go on floors.