Gurmeet Choudhary on discrimination TV actors face in Bollywood: ‘Have been told people see you everyday, who will pay to watch you?’


Gurmeet Choudhary’s newest launch The Wife is streaming on ZEE5 presently. Also starring Sayani Datta, the movie is a couple of married couple whose life goes for a toss after they discover their new home is haunted by a spirit. It will additionally mark the debut of Gurmeet as a solo hero.

In an unique chat with, Gurmeet stated that whereas most horror movies have related storylines, The Wife has given a really totally different remedy and is extra of a psychological thriller.

A fan of the style himself, the 37-year-old stated he and spouse Debina Bonnerjee watch a horror movie on the primary day of the discharge. He additionally confessed that Debina will get scared simply and infrequently hides her face whereas watching the movie however enjoys the expertise. Talking about how she watched The Wife, Gurmeet stated, “Given it was my film, she couldn’t even turn her face away from the screen. She was holding my hands, and itna nocha hai usne (she completely scratched me). The multiple marks on my hands are a proof that she was quite scared and liked the film (laughs).”


While Gurmeet accepted the large display screen and Dolby sound expertise will be lacking with a direct-to-OTT launch, he added that The Wife is a sluggish burner, and would stick with people for lengthy. “Most of our audience watch content on phone, and I think if they keep the headphones on, they are in for a ride. The background music is quite strong in the film. I won’t say it’s an outstanding movie but has been really shot well and someone who enjoys the genre will really like it,” he shared. The actor additionally felt that with the variety of coronavirus circumstances rising as soon as once more, few people are heading in direction of cinema corridor, and therefore a digital launch is the best choice as “that way you don’t even need to bother about the hit or flop tag.”

The actor had earlier shared that he would present a cameo to spouse Debina Bonnerjee in all his movies. Sharing that the title of the movie suffices for her absence in his newest launch, Gurmeet shared a enjoyable anecdote. He stated that his main woman in The Wife can be a Bengali, and even has the identical beginning date as Debina. “The wife is everywhere for me,” he smiled to share.


Having made his debut with tv present Ramayan, Gurmeet Choudhary has additionally been a part of exhibits like Punar Vivah and Geet. Many TV stars have confessed dealing with discrimination once they moved to Bollywood. For Gurmeet too, the early days had been fairly a wrestle. “I became quite popular after Ramayan and while I would get film offers, none of the popular production houses called me. And I was sure I wanted to make my film debut with a big film. And this is why I continued to do television. I must add here that Sushant Singh Rajput did help remove that baggage somewhere. After his wonderful debut, people started scouting for the next TV star, and that’s how I got picked.”

“Around seven-eight years back people had this major misconception. I have had directors tell me that people see you on TV everyday, who will pay to watch you? However things have improved a lot and actors are no more boxed. Also, television stars have their fans all across the world. When someone signs us, they automatically also get a set audience as our loyal fans would watch those projects for sure. If people understand this, then things will only get better for us,” he added.


Ask him if it was robust to let go of his stardom on the small display screen to get good movies, and he says, “It’s a challenge everyday. Honestly, acting is easy, what’s tough is getting good work. I was picked from television because of my angry young man persona, action and I was also the best dancer. However, I am yet to get that kind of film which will do justice to these qualities. While I am getting some good offers, I still crave for my kind of films.”

Lastly, Gurmeet Choudhary opened up in regards to the yr passed by, and shared how he emerged as a brand new particular person altogether from the lockdown part, “Debina and I made an effort to entertain our fans by creating content. It was our way to keep them motivated during depressing times. There were so many people going through a tough time, and we tried to help them as much as we could. We also contracted the virus and while it was scary initially, we managed to swim through it smilingly.”


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