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Of many firsts

chandigarh Updated: Nov 23, 2012 10:50 IST
Swati Goel Sharma

Upcoming Punjabi film, Singh Vs Kaur, will mark two firsts for Pollywood. First— singer-turned-leading actor of Punjabi cinema Gippy Grewal will sport a whole new look in a turban; second— prolific multilingual south-Indian producer Daggubati Ramanaidu is for the first time in his five-decade film career investing in Punjabi cinema.

Notably, the producer who has worked in 12 languages and is a recipient of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, has his name registered in the Guinness Book of World Records for making the maximum number of films in the world!

While expressing his excitement to be a part of the project, Gippy shares about his turbaned look, “I am sporting three looks in the film, and the turbaned is one of them. I hope the audience likes it.” About his comfort with the look, Gippy says that he wore a turban until high school and continues to wear it on special occasions. “I wore one on my wedding,” he offers.

The film tells the story of an aimless small town boy Nihaal Singh (played by Gippy), and his persistent efforts to achieve his goal. Gippy is supported by actress Surveen Chawla in this film that has mostly been shot in Canada, with parts in Punjab. It is slated for a Valentine’s Day release.

Gippy claims that the film, given the South-Indian connection, will have a feel of cinema down South. “So, the audience can expect dramatic action sequences laced with oodles of style generously thrown in,” says Gippy.

While his new look is bound to generate curiosity, Gippy feels that such a sentiment cannot be expected to help the film commercially.

“The turbaned look is not deliberate, but is required in the plot. The film works if it’s good and entertaining. The curiosity element will only take it so far,” opines he.