Place of birth
Koom Kalan, Ludhiana
Nankana Sahib Public School, Kot Gangu Rai, Ludhiana/ North India Institute of Hotel Management, Panchkula
The first music album Chak Lai (2000)
Currently I am...
Working on my upcoming Punjabi movies Jatt James Bond and Double di Trouble, and my next solo album which will be released by July. I’ll soon start shooting for Carry on Jatta 2.
A Punjabi song you can’t stop humming
Currently, it’s my song Hello Hello.
A Punjabi dish to die for
Yellow dal and bhindi…
Your favourite Punjabi slang
Hor pher? and Kiddan?
What should every man know about a woman?
If his woman is if she loves him or not.
Two celebrities you’d have liked as your parents.
My own parents are celebrities in their own right.
What has been your worst day on a film set?
While I was shooting for Mirza – The Untold Story, my wife was pregnant. On the day of shooting the climax scene, she was due for delivery. I just about managed to complete it and reach the hospital in time.
Describe yourself in three words
Simple, sober and homely.
Yout favourite piece of accessory
It’s my wife who selects my clothes and accessories. At times, I find it difficult to wear the kind of accessories she gets. But, I do like the collection of watches and sunglasses she has bought for me.
Your most overrated film…
Mirza – The Untold Story. Its screenplay wasn’t strong. However, I believe that it was a concept that could have worked well.
On a scale of 1-10, rate yourself as an actor and singer
Zero for both. I think there is always room for improvement.
The toughest thing about being in the Punjabi film industry
It has unprofessional people.
Your dream destination
A song that always makes you want to dance.
Angreji Beat. It was actually a dummy song, but when I heard it with music, I told Honey [Singh] to release it without a final.
One thing you will never eat.
Rajma and kadhi
The biggest risk you’ve taken
Many, and luckily, they all turned into the right choices — from playing a negative character in my debut film to not signing a Bollywood film with a well-known cast that later flopped.
The craziest thing a fan has done for you
A couple abroad postponed their wedding for six months to have me perform at it.
A lesson you learnt early in the industry.
It’s very important to be true to your fans.
A gadget that you wish someone would invent
There should be some way by which one doesn’t have to work and the money keeps coming in.
How long can you last without checking your phone?
A moment after having checked it, The social media keeps you gripped.
A talent you would love to acquire
Any dance form, besides bhangra.
If we raided your fridge right now, what would we find?
My trainer knows better.
Who do you think is the most promising female actor in Punjabi films?
Punjabi films are mostly male-oriented. Amongst the female actors, I think Mahi Gill because she performs better than me.
If you woke up one day and found you’d turned into a woman…
Fer laggu ki rabb ne dhakka hi karta…
If life had a backspace button, what would you delete?
My father isn’t alive. I would want to change that.
What will we find on your bedside table?
Remotes of TV, AC and heater, phone chargers, tissues and toys.