‘Had no work; Priyanka Cho­pra gave a chance’

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT - Rishabh Suri

YouTube sen­sa­tion Sahil Khat­tar is a name to reckon with in the dig­i­tal space. His videos, in­clud­ing Ev­ery Pun­jabi Guy In The World and Pun­jabis On The Phone, made him pop­u­lar, fetch­ing mil­lions of views. While it’s easy to get car­ried away with this level of fame, Sahil is sorted in his head.

“I want to be obliv­i­ous to how pop­u­lar I am. I know that I am fa­mous, but I want to be smarter, sharper and per­form bet­ter. That’s the only thing, which keeps me grounded.”

Now host­ing a dance re­al­ity show on tele­vi­sion, what many peo­ple don’t know is that he also had a brief stint as a writer for awards and re­al­ity shows. “I had no work in 2014, and I had to make ends meet while stay­ing in Mumbai. I got a show where Priyanka Cho­pra came to pro­mote her film Mary Kom (2014). From there, she picked me for her event. Then I got In­dia’s Got Tal­ent. Through Priyanka, I went on to write for events. Award shows fol­lowed next,” he says. “I wrote for stars such as Shah Rukh Khan and Sal­man Khan. But then it struck me — the lines I was giv­ing them, main khud bhi toh bol sakta hoon! From then on, things changed,” re­veals Sahil.

He had ear­lier told us how over­con­fi­dence had led to him fac­ing fail­ures in his life. “Now, I am al­ways pre­pared for the worst. I ex­pect noth­ing. I am the hap­pi­est when I am em­ployed,” quips Sahil.

Priyanka came for a film’s pro­mo­tion on Sahil’s show

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