Even though her neck injury is yet to heal completely, Mugdha Godse hasn’t stopped shooting for her two films All The Best and Jail. Her role in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Jail doesn’t require much physical stress but All The Best, being a Rohit Shetty film, needs her to everything that a quintessential Bollywood heroine is expected to do. “Which means lot of music and dance”, laughs Mugdha who is getting used to Bollywood scheme of things with her first full on ‘masala’ fare in the form of All The Best that has her paired opposite Fardeen Khan. Just having returned from her Goa stint for All The Best, she is currently shooting in Mumbai for Jail which is expected to wrap up by month end.
So how has the experience been in Goa? “It was great fun though I had to be extra careful during the song shoot”, says Mugdha who didn’t quite get to show her dancing skills in her debut flick Fashion, “I continue to wear neck band when I am off the sets. It is quite comfortable and the healing process has been faster too. In any case, I can’t afford to take much risk, what with shooting of both Jail and All The Best happening in parallel.” She still did risk her neck though as she danced non-stop for a racy number in All The Best. “In fact director Rohit Shetty and the choreographer were quite considerate and suggested that I pick up lighter dance steps.
But then that would have been unfair on my part, especially because everyone else who participated in the dance shoot were working so hard.” “In any case, I myself didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity of giving my best for All The Best. I have seen Rohit getting such fabulously choreographed numbers like ‘Tha Karke’ and ‘No Vacancy’ in his last release Golmaal Returns. Why should I have settled for anything lesser”, questions Mugdha who ensured that she took adequate precautions to save her neck injury from further getting aggravated. The song that she features in is extra special for Mugdha as it was shot on outdoor location of Goa and boasted of the entire star cast comprising of Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Bipasha Basu, Fardeen Khan and herself. “Watch out for the song. It’s going to make waves on its arrival”, declares Mugdha before signing off.