Can’t do daily soaps: Gurmeet

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Af­ter his suc­cess­ful stint on tele­vi­sion in shows such as Geet...Hui Sabse Parayi and Pu­nar Vi­vaah, Gurmeet Choud­hary (right) is now try­ing to make his mark in Bol­ly­wood.

“It is dif­fi­cult, but it is not im­pos­si­ble to make a foothold in the film in­dus­try. It is dif­fi­cult to reach this far es­pe­cially when you’re not from a film fam­ily. But I have come a long way from be­ing no one, to do­ing tele­vi­sion shows to films,” said Gurmeet, who made his Bol­ly­wood de­but with Khamoshiyan (2015), and then went on to do Wa­jah Tum Ho (2016) and now Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Lad­doo Dee­wana. Though his films haven’t been box-of­fice suc­cesses, this hasn’t damp­ened his spirit.

“I was sad (re­fer­ring to fail­ure of his films) as I thought those films were good. But for­tu­nately my work was ap­pre­ci­ated. The best part is I am get­ting work,” he says.

The ac­tor be­lieves in work­ing hard and giv­ing his best.“The pos­i­tive thing is that the film in­dus­try is help­ful to those who are tal­ented and grounded. I am a small-town boy who first did tele­vi­sion and now do­ing films. There are so many who want to get into act­ing but don’t get op­por­tu­ni­ties,” he says.

The 33-year-old ac­tor isn’t too keen on re­turn­ing to tele­vi­sion and do daily soaps. “I can’t do daily soaps. But it would be wrong to say that I will not do tele­vi­sion ever. It de­pends on the con­tent of the show,” he says.

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