Gurmeet Choudhary will soon return to the big screen as part of JP Dutta’s long awaited movie 1962 Indo war drama, Paltan.
Guru’s better half and confident actress Debina Bonnerjee says, “We (Gurmeet and I are one unit) had gone into this project with zero expectations. But with each day of shooting he became increasingly happy. We thank God for giving us this chance.”
Gurmeet is a big TV name having done several fiction and nonfiction shows such as Ramayan, Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7, Khatron ki Khiladi( 2014) etc.
Given that Paltan has an ensemble cast, we wondered whether he will get enough space and his wife answered it for us. “We had spoken about these things in our earlier outing (Khamoshiyan). But this time, we have decided to keep quiet until the release, and let fans find out for themselves.”
“Having said that, multi-starrers are no walk in the park. Guru worked harder than ever before and also picked up a lot from his senior co –stars (Jackie Shroff and Arjun Rampal),” added Debina who apart from Ramayan had played an important role in Chidiya Ghar and done a series of reality shows with Gurmeet such as Nach Baliye and Pati Patni Aur Woh.
What went wrong with Gurmeet’s earlier films Wajah Tum and Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana? Debina herself last seen in Santoshi Maa averred, “Many times what we are promised at script level does not translate on screen. Also there are several other factors like promotions which are beyond our limit. We try to choose the best from what is offered.”
Apart from Paltan, Gurmeet does not have any other project. “Not being happy with the narration, we let go of number of flicks. Now if they end up looking good and do well at the BO, we might revisit our strategy.”
“It is sometimes easy for others to sit in moral judgment about our choices, but you also need to realize that we have no God father ready to invest money on us. Hence we have to follow our own path which sometimes can go awry. All said and done, our film journey has just been three and half years old; so we have lots of time and above all, full confidence in Guru’s talent and potential.”
In closing Debina stated, “At the moment, Guru will continue staying away from TV needing time to finish Paltan and also work on the promotions which merit long outstation tours. And right now we need to go by what the director wants. May be a year or 2 down the road when we are established names, we will think of dabbling in both mediums.”
Here’s wishing you both all the luck!!