Antara Mali of Mast and Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon is set to make a comeback with And Once Again, a forthcoming film by Amol Palekar. This time she will hit the silver screen with her bald look. She has shaved her head to get into the skin of the protagonist, a female monk in Sikkim. And Once Again an English film also stars Rituparna Sengupta and Rajat Kapoor. Slated for release on August 13, the movie is not her comeback according to Antara Mali.
“I"m still not ready to come back and And Once Again is just a one-off film that I"m doing. It"s not my comeback film", said Antara upon being asked to clear the doubt over her comeback. Giving a glimpse of her character in And Once Again, the 30-year old glamorous lady of Bollywood told, “It"s a very quiet performance and unusual because of the nature of the role". She added that she interacted with monks when she was in Sikkim to get familiar with the way they look, talk, and walk.
Antara who stepped into Bollywood with her acting debut in Prem Katha in 1999 has other such feathers as Khiladi 420, Road, Company, and Naach in the filmy career cap. She made a mark as a director and producer with Mr Ya Miss in 2005. But the movie bit dust at the box office. Since then, she had been an invisible star in the Bollywood sky.