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My fans feel weird if I lip sync songs sung by any other singer, says Gippy Grewal

Singer-actor Gippy Grewal opens up on how he manages to find time for acting in his flourishing singing career.

music Updated: Jan 28, 2018 17:06 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
Singer Gippy Grewal is currently working on a biopic film.
Singer Gippy Grewal is currently working on a biopic film.

Singer Gippy Grewal is busy juggling his acting and singing commitments. He recently released a slew of singles, and is also working on his next film, a biopic based on Subedar Joginder Singh’s life.

Asked how he manages to handle both the commitments easily, he says, “Kisi tarah balance kar rahe hain (I am doing it somehow)! I don’t just have to act in my Punjabi films, but sing the songs in them too. People know my voice now, so they feel weird if some other singer comes and sings songs which I have to lip sync.”

“But not just because of that — I love singing. Khushi hoti hai jab fans excited ho jaate hain ki ‘Paaji ka gaana aane wala hai’ (You feel excited when your fans look forward to your songs). I had a dance number for last year’s new year, people told me that they enjoyed it a lot. Toh samay nikaal ke kaam karte rehte hain (So, I keep taking out time to work for my fans),” adds the 35-year old.

He had recently revealed how he had a lot of respect for the Indian Army after the tough conditions he found himself in while shooting for Joginder Singh’s biopic. Adding to that, he says, “The place where we shot, you could only see snow and mountains around you. It almost feels as if you have been punished; you cannot see anything else for 11 months of the year. People from Punjab used to joke that soldiers, who do so much for us and the country, are not treated the way they should be.”

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First Published: Jan 28, 2018 17:06 IST

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