Gurmeet Choudhary who shot to fame with his hit television series, ‘Ramayan’, ‘Geet’ and ‘Punar Vivah’, has shared his experience of joining Bollywood.
In an interview in the Times Of India, Choudhary who has since been in a few films such as, ‘Khamoshiyan’ (2015), ‘Wajah Tum Ho’ (2016) and more recently ‘Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana’, said that though it was hard to make a break in Bollywood but not impossible.
“It is difficult but it is not impossible to make a foothold in the film industry. It is difficult to get the kind of work you want to do. It is difficult to reach this far specially when you are not from a film family. But I have come a long way from being no one to doing television shows to films.”
Choudhary commented on the disappointment he felt after his films didn’t do well at the box office. “I was sad (referring to failure of his films) as I thought those films were good. But fortunately my work was appreciated. The best part is I am getting work.”
Proud of how far he has come, Choudhary says he’s privileged of the opportunities given to him. “The positive thing is the film industry is helpful to those who are talented and grounded. I am a small-town boy who first did television and now doing films. There are so many who want to get into acting but don’t get opportunities. I feel privileged.”
Though television proved very successful for Choudhary, he isn’t looking to go back to daily soaps. “I can’t do daily soaps. I don’t mind doing series but it has to be interesting and different. I have done all kinds of shows from romantic to mythology to family and reality shows. It would be wrong to say that I will not do television ever as it depends on the content of the show.”