Singer-actor Gippy Grewal is a name to reckon with in Punjabi film industry. And now, he’s is all set to make his Bollywood debut in Farhan Akhtar starrer Lucknow Central. Considering the kind of love and adulation Punjabi artists get in Bollywood, Gippy is being hopeful that he, too, will be accepted.
Asked why he chose such an unconventional character of a jail inmate for his Hindi debut, Gippy says, “I have worked I many [Punjabi] films and I felt that Lucknow Central was a bit different from the usual stuff that you see on the big screen. It was certainly out of league.”
Excited to be working with Farhan, who plays the lead role in the film, Gippy adds, “He was another reason why I instantly agreed to do the film. He is such a big artist and has worked in so many different films. So when you get to work with another great artist as your co-star, you get to learn so much in life.”
Gippy shares that ever since he took up this role [in Lucknow Central], he has been getting more offers from Bollywood filmmakers. However, he is not rushing into things and still thinking what next to take up. “It has become a sort of a trend that Punjabi actors are working in mainstream Bollywood films. But I’m not finalising anything right now because I’ve seen many movies with a gross Friday of Rs 1.5 to 2 crore or maximum 5 crore, which is very difficult to achieve in Bollywood, whereas, Punjabi films cross a gross total of 2.50 crore much faster and so much ease.”