Gul Panag has some fabulous performances to her credit like in Nagesh Kukunoor’s ‘Dor’ as the strong willed Zeenat and in Navdeep Singh’s ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’. Yet, box-office success has always eluded this dimpled beauty.
“I have never been upset with the reactions at the box-office. I am a staunch believer of Karma yog. According to Lord Krishna, one must keep on doing his karma and not worry about the fruits,” says Gul philosophically. “I try to give my best while shooting. Whatever happens after the release, whether the film becomes a success or not depends on the likings of the audience. So it does not affect me much,” she adds.
But the rumours of her relationship with Sikandar Kher do seem to affect her as the lady is not very comfortable discussing it. “I know Sikandar since more than seven years. We have been very good friends and it is very understandable and natural to talk good about your friends. About the rumours, well there is no truth behind them. I am not comfortable discussing my personal life in public so I’d rather leave it at that,” she says.
Nonetheless, Gul is all gaga over Sikandar’s acting abilities. “Sikandar is a very good actor. In fact, he has turned out to be a better performer than I thought. We worked together in ‘Summer 2007’ and it was a very good experience,” she says.
Sadly for the two, the good experience did not turn into good results at the box-office. But ever the optimist Gul has left the past behind and is looking forward to three more films this year. “I have three films releasing. First is Atul Agnihotri’s ‘Hello’, after that is Parvati Balagopalan’s ‘Phir Zindagi’ and then ‘Straight’ with Vinay Pathak.
I am also shooting for Manoj Tiwari’s ‘Hello Darling’ and with Sanjay Suri in ‘Anubhav’. Then there’s a comedy on the anvil with Rajat Kapoor,” she updates.