Urvashi Rautela: My virgin ghost loves male attention

She was barely 19 when she romanced a 50-plus Sunny Deol in her Bollywood debut, Singh Saab The Great (2013). Uttarakhand girl, Urvashi Rautela followed it up by shaking her booty in Honey Singh’s music video, Love Dose (2014), and flaunting her curves in an item number in Bhaag Johnny (2014). Last seen in Sanam Re earlier this year, the former beauty pageant winner feels she has now landed a role she will be best remembered for — a virgin ghost in the upcoming adult comedy, Great Grand Masti starring Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi. She tells us why.

Urvashi Rautela
Urvashi Rautela

Horror films have had ghosts galore, but a virgin ghost!

The audience has seen ghosts in Hollywood and Bollywood films over the years, but never a virgin ghost. I have the honour of playing such a character. A virgin ghost is a ghost alright, but she is a virgin. She is strong, yet vulnerable. She can frighten you, but at the same time, every guy wants to be with her. It is like being in a horror comedy.

A mix of being both scary as well as beautiful?
Yes. Director Indra Kumar and writer Tushar Hiranandani had this vision of an ethereal beauty. She bathes in milk and has guys falling like nine pins when they see her. She loves their attention — deep down, every woman wants guys to have a crush on her. It is a character not seen before in Bollywood and will make me known.

Something you will be remembered for?
Any actor could have got a chance to play this character after doing 10-15 films, but I am fortunate to have got it so early in my career. Every actor is remembered for a film, like Riteish in Ek Villain (2014) and Kajol in Gupt (1997). Great Grand Masti will be that film for me.

Were you apprehensive about doing the film?
A bit, when I first met the director. I did not want to be part of an adult comedy. Then, he began reworking the script for over three months. About 13 changes were made to my character. Around that time, I bumped into David Dhawan at a film awards gala. It was Davidji who asked me to do the film, saying that my character was the heart and crux of the film. Indra Kumar and he had discussed the script. My dates were blocked by a Kumar Taurani project, but I am grateful to him for allowing me to take up another project.

Which of your co-stars was most scared by you — Riteish, Aftab or Vivek?
Far from being scared, they all want to woo me. They all desire a virgin ghost to haunt them in their dreams and life. She is scaringly beautiful.

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