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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."
It's rumoured that Paresh is asking for exorbitant mounts of money. "Please believe me, 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 fob off unwanted projects."
The super-talented Paresh Rawal and the supposedly sexy Mallika Sherawat who play husband and wife 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'. Laughs Paresh, "Ha, 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. And amused friends are now suggesting Mallika could be the cause of some domestic warming in Paresh's life. Laughs Paresh, "Aisa kuch nahin hai. My wife (actress Swaroop Sampat) heard my comment and she laughed the loudest."