This Independence Day, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Ek Tha Tiger raked in oodles of moolah at the box office. The flick also saw the Bollywood debut of Punjab’s tiger, for whom, working in a Yash Raj film was nothing short of a golden chance.
Gavie Chahal, who recently returned to Punjab after attending the premier of Ek Tha Tiger, gets candid with HT City about his Bollywood flick, judging PTC Miss Punjaban 2012 and his upcoming Punjabi flick Pinky Moge Wali.
To kick-start the convo, Gavie chooses to talk about the response he received after the film. “Though Salman, Katrina, Rani, Sohail, Sajid and Wajid congratulated me after watching the movie, it was Yash Chopra’s congratulations that melted my heart. He came to me and said that Pammi aunty (his wife) had especially sent a message of appreciation.”
Gavie, who plays the character of ISI agent Captain Abrar, shares his experience of working with the hot shots of the industry, “It was a great learning experience. I had a fight scene with Salman, where I had to punch him really hard on the rib, and I, quite obviously, was very hesitant. But Salman boosted my confidence and took my punches quite sportingly.
Similarly, I had to punch Katrina too on her head.”
Returning to his roots, the actor says Punjabi industry is keeping him more than busy.
“Currently, I’m judging the auditions of Miss PTC Punjaban 2012 with Satinder Satti; I will also be judging the show. Honestly, I’m a little disappointed with the response of the girls.”
The reason for Gavie’s disappointment, however, is that he also is simultaneously on a hunt for a fresh face, to be cast in his upcoming movies.
Besides the show, it’s his next flick, Pinky Moge Wali, opposite Neeru Bajwa, which is getting him super excited. “So far, I have only played small roles in Punjabi movies. I was waiting for a bigger project, and director Vikram Dhillon’s movie is expected to have it all,” he concludes.