Now, Paresh Rawal goes Hollywood
After whooping it up in Priyadarshan’s Mere Baap Pehle Aap, Paresh is now getting ready to do his first international film. “It’s called, believe it or not, The Virgin Goat. It’s a lovely script. I play a villager who’s taking his goat-on-heat for mating. It’s entirely the story of my character,” says the actor.
It’s rumoured that Paresh is asking for an extremely large sum of money. “I’m asking for less than I deserve. I’m not comparing my price to what others get. I’m only charging more as compared with what I used to charge earlier. Boney Kapoor openly told me once that I charge too little. Sometimes I ask for more than I normally would just to avoid off unwanted projects.”
The veteran actor and the Mallika Sherawat reportedly got along like a house on fire during the shooting of Sanjay Chhel’s Maan Gaye Mughall-e-Azam.
In fact they got along so well that Paresh made the classic statement on the sets, ‘Mallika Sherawat is largely responsible for global warming’. Adds the actor, “I did say that. I don’t deny it. But only as a joke. I’m constantly passing quips on the sets. And this was one of them. Little did I know that it would be the talk of the town. I’ve just landed in Mumbai and everyone is asking me about it.”
Paresh plays a middle-aged man whose son is looking for a suitable match in Mere Baap Pehle Aap.