'Jassi' Mona Singh bags role in '3 Idiots'

Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) 'Jassi' Mona Singh, who has just turned 27, has more than one reason to celebrate - the popular TV actress has just been signed by Rajkumar Hirani for a pivotal role in "3 Idiots".

Her track is totally different from Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor and also not featured in Chetan Bhagat's novel.

"Yeah, I am doing Rajkumar Hirani's film. And I couldn't have hoped for a better birthday gift. What do I play? All I can tell you is, I don't play one of the idiots. I play the sayaani (wise) character, ha ha," Mona, who celebrated her birthday Wednesday, told IANS.

Mona, who became popular after playing an unattractive bespectacled secretary in "Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin", had to wait long for her movie debut.

"A couple of projects that were meant to happen never did. But I'm glad Rajkumar Hirani signed me. It's a fabulous role."

Meanwhile, Mona is enjoying her stint on television as a dancer on "Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena" where she partners cricketer Harbhajan Singh.

"In fact, Bhajji was one of the first to wish me on my birthday. We've become very close buddies. I think it's the Punjabi connection. He has a reputation for being hotheaded. I've quite a temper myself. So we're fine with one another."

Mona has been guiding Bhajji with his dance steps. "I've almost become his choreographer. He completely depends on me to see him through."

This may be the last dance show for Mona in a while.

And what about marriage to boyfriend Karan Oberoi?

"I don't want to get married right now. I think, I've just left 'Jassi...' behind. My career has just started."

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