Out of the league

  • Anupreet Kaur, None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Mar 26, 2015 12:22 IST

Shedding his image of adapting more comedy films, Punjabi actor Gippy Grewal is firm on following his perspective of exploring something new this year.

The Jatt James Bond actor will be seen foraying into Bollywood with his film titled Second Hand Husband. The movie also marks the debut of actor Govinda’s daughter Narmada Ahuja.

Conversing about the film’s storyline, Gippy says, “For the first time, a movie on the concept of marriage alimony has been made in Bollywood. It is not a slapstick comedy. I will tag it as intelligent humour. Just like Vicky Donor and Queen, this film also has a message to convey.” Many parts of the film have been shot in Jalandhar and the project is currently in its post-production stage.

When asked about the response to the film so far, considering the storyline as well as actors are new, the 32-year-old says, “As Narmada is a new face in the industry and a star kid, everybody is excited to see her on the silver screen. Besides, new talent and concepts are gaining recognition these days.”

Quest for story with Punjabi element

Although Gippy always desired to do a Bollywood project to expand his reach among people, he never intended his debut to be with a famous Bollywood hero. “I wanted to do something by myself. I was in quest for a story that contained a Punjabi element and could go well with the taste of Punjabi and Bollywood audience,” says Gippy, who will also be seen in a cameo role in Bollywood film Dharam Sankat Mein starring Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, and Annu Kapoor.

Other projects

With the trend of new genres setting its own pace in the Punjabi industry, Gippy seems to be following the league. He will be seen enacting a character-driven role in director Smeep Kang’s family thriller Lock. He is also mulling over a biopic project where he will portray the role of an army man. Besides, there is a thriller project titled Fharar by the Mirza-The Untold Story famed director Baljit Singh Deo. Gippy will play a double role in the film which will be shot in los Angeles.

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