As the release date of Punjabi movie ‘Kulche Chole’ is approaching, we just really can’t keep calm! And why not? Watching debutants Dilraj Grewal and Jannat Zubair in their first-ever feature film will undoubtedly be a delight.
Well, the debut project must have really been special for both of them but just in case you think for a singer like Dilraj Grewal, it must have been easy to bag the film. Let us tell you, it really wasn’t!
Rather, Dilraj Grewal was presented with a condition by the director Simranjit Hundal before being cast in ‘Kulche Chole.’ Guess what it was? Also Read : 5 Reasons Why Punjabi Movie ‘Kulche Chole’ Got Us All Excited!
Actually, the script required a newcomer to be on board, according to filmmaker Simranjit Hundal, who revealed this in an exclusive interview with GhaintPunjab. Dilraj hasn’t been in any films before, so viewers will find it easy to relate to him in the movie that will tell the success tale of a humble youngster. Simranjit reflects on his first encounter with the ‘Rooh’ singer and recalls how Dilraj indicated an interest in working on a movie with him. Also Read : Let’s Take A Lookback At The List Of Punjabi Films Arun Bali Has Been A Part Of
At that time, Dilraj had gained certain amount of weight, thus, in response to which, looking at him, the director bluntly told him to work upon his physique and reduce 15-20 kgs. And staying loyal to his desire, before the film's shoot began, Dilraj not only lost 15 kg but also took acting lessons.
Not many of you may know this, but Harpal Tiwana, a playwright and theatre director, was friends with Dilraj's father. This sparked Dilraj's intense interest in acting, and the rest is history!
Well, perseverance pays off in spades. We also wish this newcomer to the film industry the best of luck!
You may watch the full interview here :