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Used to Observe How Sincerely Kangana Ranaut Worked on Panga Sets, Says Jassi Gill

Used to Observe How Sincerely Kangana Ranaut Worked on Panga Sets, Says Jassi Gill

Jassi Gill made his second big-screen appearance in Bollywood with Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's Panga alongside Kangana Ranaut.

  • IANS
  • Last Updated: January 26, 2020, 10:13 AM IST
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Known for belting out foot-tapping Punjabi hits like Nikle currant, Attt Karti and Lamborghini (which features in the Bollywood film Jai Mummy Di), singer-actor Jassi Gill has attributed his entry into Bollywood to his flourishing music career.

"I have started everything with my music career. Through music video, I was offered my first Punjabi film. My first Bollywood film, too, was offered because of my music video. Everything started with my music career and I am enjoying this journey," Jassi told IANS.

Jassi made his debut in 2011 with the album Batchmate. He made his acting debut with the Punjabi film Mr & Mrs 420. He stepped into Bollywood in 2018 with Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, alongside Sonakshi Sinha, Diana Penty and Jimmy Sheirgill, and returned on the Hindi screen opposite Kangana Ranaut in Panga this weekend.

With acting coming into focus now, will singing take a backseat? "I don't think that this (acting) will affect my singing career. Acting and singing have been parallel for me because I started acting through my songs (music videos). So, I don't think that way. It's become so easy nowadays that you can sit in your room and make music. So, whenever I get time I make music. I don't think my music will be affected because of my acting career," he said.

In Panga, Jassi plays a supportive husband role to Kangana Ranaut's character, who wants to make a comeback as a kabaddi player several years after marriage and motherhood. The film is directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.

Working with Kangana was a "great experience", he said. "I have no background in acting and I never thought of getting into acting. So, you get to learn when you get a chance to work with such famous and talented stars. So it was something similar for me. Before this, I worked in the Punjabi film industry with people like Gurdaas Mann ji and Jimmy Sheirgill. I have always tried learning from the talents I have worked with and this was also the case on the 'Panga' set. I used to observe Kangana and how sincerely she works," he said.

Why did it take so long after Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi to sign a Bollywood film? "Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi was my first film and this film has released one-and-a-half years after that one. The main reason is I signed Panga even as I was working in that film. The shoot of this film was done in two or three schedules, for which it took time to release. This film is extremely special to me and so I waited for its release, and then took a decision," he said.

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