TV’s ‘charmers’ couple eyeing Bollywood debut
Even casting directors do not wish to cast people from small screen in movies unless it is for a side role like aunty, uncle or sibling CHARLIE, ACTOR
Done with ‘hook up-break up’ in real life, small screen couple —Charlie Chauhan and Kunwar Amarjeet Singh — are back together and focusing on career these days.
Famously referred to as ‘charmers’ by fans, the couple is eyeing a big Bollywood break.
“It isn’t a cakewalk for TV artists but we are trying our luck,” says Charlie, the petite beauty who shot to fame with MTV Roadies 7 and later featured in shows such as ‘Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan’, ‘Best Friends Forever’ and ‘Nach Baliye 5’.
“I have turned down some proposals for soap operas as I don’t want to be typecast,” Charlie told HT City during her stay in Dehradun for an event with Avikal group headed by theatre artist Alok Ulfat.
“Gopi Bahu is known as Gopi Bahu everywhere. At least we are fortunate that we are not labeled by the name of our characters as we have come from reality shows,” she says.
Agreeing how difficult it is to break the TV image, the couples aren’t doing any shows for the small screen currently. “People wish to see you in the same sort of characters. There’s little to experiment with on small screen,” Kunwar adds. Both are shooting for videos and desperately awaiting the big break.
“Even casting directors do not wish to cast people from small screen in movies unless it is for a side role like aunty, uncle or sibling,” Charlie says.
For Kunwar, who rose to fame with his dancing skills on Dance Indian Dance season 2 and had later done some youth shows Dil Dosti Dance and Pyar Tune Kya Kiya, there’s so much to look forward too.
“My friends Dharmesh, Puneet and Shakti are doing great stuff. Reality shows gave us platform, but after that it’s our own struggle,” Kunwar says while emphasizing on how reality shows has given a dream to every person in the country who aims at making it big in the industry.
Charlie is a bit practical on that. “90% luck is needed for people like us who have come from non-filmy backgrounds to achieve new heights in the industry,” she said.
Talking of their stay in capital during which they also visited Rishikesh and Mussoorie, the couple were extremely excited. “It’s our first stay here and we are very happy to have come here. People here are cooperative and loving and we are looking forward to coming here again,” Kunwar said as Charlie nodded her head in approval.
Charlie Chauhan and Kunwar Amarjeet Singh