Gurmeet Choudhary on Sushant Singh Rajput paves the way for TV stars in Bollywood and whether the differentiation they faced has changed [Exclusive]

Gurmeet Choudhary praises Sushant Singh Rajput for paving the way for TV stars in Bollywood, opens up about the discrimination, saying:
Gurmeet Choudhary talks about him and Sushant Singh Rajput’s move from TV to Bollywood, the discrimination they faced then, the changes since then and more (Photo Credit : Instagram)

Gurmeet Choudhary is a well-known name in the TV industry both in Bollywood and in the music circle. After starting in shows like Ramayan (2008 show), Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi, Punar Vivaah and Bollywood movies like Khamoshiyan and Wajah Tum Ho, the actor also starred in several music videos. The latest of the same is Tulsi Kumar and Jubin Nautiyal’s Tumse Pyaar Karke with Gurmeet and Ihana Dhillon.

In a recent chat, the actor and singer (Tulsi) got candid about many things while promoting the T-Series song which has nearly 300 million views. During the exclusive chat, Gurmeet spoke to Koimoi about TV actors in Bollywood movies and whether the situation they face today has changed from what he and the late Sushant Singh Rajput experienced when they made the switch.

While promoting Tulsi Kumar and Jubin Nautiyal’s Tumse Pyaar Karke, we asked Gurmeet Choudhary about Sushant Singh Rajput paving the pay for TV stars in Bollywood. While talking about the later star, Gurmeet also got candid as the situation has changed in recent years. Read on to find out everything he had to say.

Gurmeet Choudhary got candid about switching from TV to movies at the same time as Sushant Singh Rajput and the changing screenplays since then, saying, “Well bahot – bahot hadd tak change ho gaya hai.” He continued: “You know, mai aur Sushant (Singh Rajput) ek saath hi TV ke stars the aur dono ek saath hi kaam kar rahe the” adding that it is normal for TV actors who are successful to want to move to movies, Gurmeet said: “Uss waqt aisa hota tha, ordinary hai ki TV actor ko aap roz dhekte ho toh aap kyu film mein dhekne jayenge.”

The Ramayan actor stated that all the actors who made the switch – including Sushant Singh Rajput – have heard this statement, and continued: “(Woh) bolte the ki aap bilkul fit baithe hai lekin (kyuki) aap TV star ho toh hum film my nahi lenge . But uske cough time baad hello Sushant ne woh break kiya. Sushant ne actually bahot aacha kaam kiya.”

Gurmeet Choudhary added that when one breaks the barriers erected, it all benefits, Gurmeet Choudhary said: “Sushant ne sure (woh break kiya hai) aur mera rashta khul gaya tha. Kyuki sare prducers aur directors ko laga ki these stars ki fan next hoti hai, woh hardworking bhi bote hai.Agar Sushant star bana hai toh dusra next kon hai.Toh waha se mujhe liya gaya tha.” He added: “Ab toh woh sari cheeze rahi nahi. Abhi toh sari mediums ek ho gayi hai joh bahot aachi bat hai. Har koi ek dusre ke saath kaam karta hai.”

He added that the scenario where he and Sushant Singh Rajput switched from TV to Bollywood had changed 200%.

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