Dec 3, 2013 (Nidhi): He needs no introduction. He is one of the refined comedians of Punjabi industry who has made his mark in both Pollywood as well Bollywood through his comic roles. He is ‘son of Punjab’ who belongs to Jalandhar and has given a number of hit movies like Carry on Jatta, Lucky Di Unlucky Story, Heer and Hero. Yes, you guessed it right. He is none other than Gurpreet Ghuggi.
On a short visit to Jalandhar at CT Institution, Shahpur Campus today, Gurpreet Ghuggiinteracted with a youth as well as spoke to YoungIndia24 regarding his debut production Punjabi flick titled ‘Bhaji In Problem’ which is all set to hit theaters n 15th November.
Tell us something about your movie ‘Bhaji in Problem’
The movie is complete comedy entertainer and family flick. This is my first movie which is produced by me as well as B-town star Akshay Kumar. The movie’s star cast is Gippy Grewal, Ragini Khanna, Akshay Kumar, cricketer Harbhajan Singh, Om Puri, B N Sharma etc and is directed by Smeep Kang
Share the synopsis of your movie
Sundeep Cheema i.e. me, is married to two women. Keeping them ignorant of one another’s existence has been something of a challenge. But he’s managed this by telling each of them that he has to be away on business for half the week! Now his finely balanced life is thrown into jeopardy with the arrival of old friend Jeeta (Gippy Grewal), who promptly falls for the lovely Preet (Ragini Khanna). Sundeep is strongly opposed to this love match, because he knows all about Jeeta’s disreputable past. Unfortunately, Jeeta also knows about Sundeep’s double life! So begins a rib-tickling battle of wits.
Why did you decide to step into production?
I wanted to do something different now. This is the time when Bollywood and Pollywood are merging somehow and thus, I wished to produce movie where there is a mixture of B-town and Pollywood celebs.
How come Akshay Kumar agreed to produce as well as act in movie?
Akshay and me are very good friends. We share a healthy bonding. As Punjabi Cinema has seen a tremendous growth, he himself wished to produce and act in Punjabi movie. It happened easily as he is quite down-to-earth and cooperative being
‘Bhaji in Problem’- Why this title?
Well, the word ‘bhaji’ is used by almost every Punjabi lad and more over every Punjabi person has one or the other problem. Thus, in this movie too I am the real ‘Bhaji’ and Gippy is the one who puts me in the problem
Experience of working with Akshay Kumar
As I have earlier mentioned that he is quite kind hearted and he was too willing to produce the movie, hence he have done quite hard work and the experience has been mind-blowing. His roots are from Punjab, thus it was easy for him to speak Punjabi dialogues
Why did you end up with introducing Ragini Khanna into your film?
There are two reasons behind this. One is that we wanted a beautiful actress and second is that she belongs to Punjabi background. She did a fantastic job
Your message for the fans
Stay blessed, work hard and keep loving and supporting me! Do watch the movie in theaters with your near and dear ones.