TV’s ‘charm­ers’ cou­ple eye­ing Bol­ly­wood de­but

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - Front Page - Nihi Sharma

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

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