Gippy Grewal: I wanted to make a Bollywood film with a Punjabi flavour
Gippy Grewal, who will share screen space with actor Farhan Akhtar in Lucknow Central, says he is working on the script of a Punjabi film which will be produced by Bhusan Kumar.bollywood Updated: Jun 21, 2017 19:05 IST
Punjabi actor-singer Gippy Grewal is quite content with the way his career is shaping up. He has come a long way since the release of his first single, Gabru, in 2007. Gippy recently signed a five-song deal with music giant T-series and released his first single titled Car Nachdi, under the banner.
“It’s a peppy number and we’ve shot extensively in Los Angeles along with famous rapper Bohemia. This is my third collaboration with him. The title of the song means dancing car. Usually you see girls dancing in music videos, but here, my car goes in a dancing mode on seeing a girl,” laughs the actor, who has acted in films such as Carry on Jatta (2012) and Manje Bistre, which fared well at the box-office.
He will next share screen space with actor Farhan Akhtar in Lucknow Central — helmed by Nikkhil Advani and releasing on September 15 this year. It was while shooting for the film that Gippy got to meet Bhushan Kumar of T-series and little did he know that it would turn out to be a long lasting association with their production banner.
We have learnt that Gippy will soon make a film under T-series banner. Confirming the news, he says, “When my last film Manje Bistre released, it did so well and the figures were unbelievable. At that time, I was with Nikkhil Advani, shooting for Lucknow Central and we felt that the Punjabi film industry has so much scope. Realising this reach of Punjabi cinema, Bhushan Kumar said that we should plan a film together. I told him that I wanted to make a Bollywood film with a Punjabi flavour. And he instantly said that we should make it big.”
Gippy also had a story in mind, which he narrated to Bhushan. He says, “As soon I was done, he was on board. Thought and concept is by me and I have already started working on the story and screenplay. I will also compose the music for this one,” says the actor, who will play the main lead in the film.
Talking about cast of the film, Gippy says, “We are looking for a heroine from Bollywood to play the lead. We have shortlisted four to five names, let’s see who we will finalise.”
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