‘Had no work; Priyanka Chopra gave a chance’
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