MUMBAI: After proving his mettle in Bollywood, versatile actor Paresh Rawal is now getting ready to do his first international film. â€œItâ€™s called The Virgin Goat. It is a lovely script. I play a villager who is taking his goat-on-heat for mating. Itâ€™s entirely the story of my character,â€ Paresh said.
Itâ€™s rumoured that Paresh has asked for an exorbitant amount of money for the role.
â€œPlease believe me, Iâ€™m asking for less than I deserve. Iâ€™m not comparing my price to what others get. Iâ€™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 fob off unwanted projects.â€
The talented actor had been in the news for his comment on Mallika Sherawat who plays his wife in Sanjay Chhelâ€™s Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam.
The two got along like a house on fire during the shooting of the film and Paresh made the classic statement on the sets of the film, â€œMallika is largely responsible for global warming.â€
Laughs Paresh, â€œHa, I did say that. I donâ€™t deny it, but only as a joke. Iâ€™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! Iâ€™ve just landed in Mumbai and everyone is asking me about it.â€ Paresh plays a middle-aged man whose son is looking for a suitable match in Mere Baap Pehle Aap. And amused friends are now suggesting Mallika could be the cause of some domestic warming in Pareshâ€™s life.
Laughs Paresh, â€œNothing like that. My wife (actress Sawroop Sampat) heard my comment and she laughed the loudest.â€