A Pun­jabi punch in Gippy, Tina’s de­but film

The ac­tors say their film has got the best of Bol­ly­wood and Pun­jabi flavours

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Ac­tor Gippy Gre­wal (right), a known face in the Pun­jabi film in­dus­try, is mak­ing his Bol­ly­wood de­but with Sec­ond Hand Hus­band. He says he al­ways wanted to do a film that had the best of both Pun­jabi and Bol­ly­wood flavours. “I was get­ting a lot of of­fers from Bol­ly­wood. But I wanted to a do Hindi film that would be loved by my Pun­jabi fans as well. Parts of this film have been shot in Ja­land­har and Patiala, and the di­a­logues are all in Hindi. I feel that I am rep­re­sent­ing ev­ery­one,” says Gippy, who is also a well-known singer.

Gippy makes his Bol­ly­wood de­but along­side ac­tor Govinda’s daugh­ter Tina Ahuja (left), also a debu­tant. While most new­com­ers like to start their ca­reers with big ban­ners, Tina says the movie’s con­tent and qual­ity is as good as any big bud­get flick.

“Sec­ond Hand Hus­band is very sim­ple cin­ema, but we have not com­pro­mised on any­thing that wouldn’t make it a good film. We got the best tech­ni­cians and the best of mu­sic. So, I will never say that we have com­pro­mised on the mak­ing of the film in any way. It is as good as any other big bud­get movie,” she says.

The movie, di­rected by Sumeep Kang, also stars vet­eran ac­tor Dhar­men­dra, and Gippy and Tina can’t stop rav­ing about him. “You have to be very lucky to get a chance to work with a leg­end in your first film. The ex­pe­ri­ence was fab­u­lous. He has al­ways been my dad’s idol. I re­mem­ber when I was a kid, dad would say to my mom, ‘I wish I had hair like him.’ So, when you grow up hear­ing great things about a per­son who your par­ents idolise, work­ing with him in your first film can be an over­whelm­ing ex­pe­ri­ence,” says Tina.

Gippy, who worked with Dhar­men­dra in Dou­ble Di Trou­ble (2014), says, “I have been very close to him. His char­ac­ter in this film is very dif­fer­ent and the au­di­ence will love him in this role. I got to learn a lot dur­ing the shoot. He is a film school in him­self.”

PHOTO: FOHT/ WASEEM GASHROO

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