Gurmeet Choudhary makes the move to big screen with a supernatural musical
Despite several movie offers, television artiste Gurmeet Choudhary was not up for acting in a film. But when director Vikram Bhatt offered him the role of Jaidev in the upcoming film, Khamoshiyan, Choudhary could not refuse. a�?I knew that my launch had to be phenomenal. Beside the script, the banner and director matter a lot to me. A lot of people have told me how Vishesh Films is a good platform to start my career in films. Their songs are good and so is the script,a�? begins the actor, who was nervous before he signed the film. a�?I took 20 days to sign. I was skeptical because the character I play is challenging. There are several bold scenes as well. But Vikram supported me and asked me to go ahead,a�? explains Choudhary.
Directed by Karan Darra, the film also sees actor Ali Fazal and newcomer Sapna Pabbi. Reportedly, the 30-year-old is said to be playing a ghost in the supernatural musical. He responds, a�?I cannot reveal my role. But I took this film up because my character is strong and the movie cannot move forward without me. I made a sketch of my character and recorded videos where I was in character. I would wake up, eat, sleep, walk and talk like Jaidev and I recorded the whole thing and submitted it to my director, who was very impressed. One could compare the film to the 1949 suspense thriller, Mahal,a�? says the actor, who is a hit among soap opera lovers. Choudhary started his acting career in 2008, when he played Ram in the hit series, Ramayan, on Star Plus. He went on to play a business tycoon, Maan Singh, in the serial, Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi, and has also showcased his dancing skills in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, besides his dare devilry in Fear Factor. a�?After period, romance and action, I want to try comedy. I can surprise people with my sense of humour,a�? insists the actor from Chandigarh. a�?People used to call me Shammi Kapoor at home. Even as a child, I always imagined myself to be an entertainer,a�? he concludes.
Khamoshiyan is scheduled to release today.
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