Gurmeet Chowdhary as Bollywood's Hugh Jackman in film debut?
Posted on Aug 05 2014 | IANS
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Aug 5 : Television star Gurmeet Chowdhary is being packaged as the first true-blue action star of Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatts' production house. He is said to be gearing up to perform some daring stunts in "Khamoshiyan" a la Hugh Jackman.
"Gurmeet is like a one-man army in 'Khamoshiyan'. He will be presented as a larger-than-life invincible force. So far the heroes in Bhatts' films - Emraan Hashmi or Randeep Hooda or Shiney Ahuja, were never shown to rip off their shirts in rippling glory. Gurmeet will be marketed by Vishesh Films as Bollywood's own Hugh Jackman," said a source
"Elaborate stunts would be part of the narrative for the first time in a Bhatt film," the source added.
Gurmeet fights shy of commenting on his looks and presentation in "Khamoshiyan".
Caption: Actor Gurmeet Chowdhary to stun with stunts in his debut film "Khamoshiyan".
"Mahesh Bhatt sahab has tweeted my picture with blood on my face. So you can guess what kind of a role I have. With the kind of physique and image that I have, doing stunts comes naturally to me," he said.
He can't stop raving about his film's producers.
"The experience of working with the Bhatts is everything I had hoped for. It's something I'd never forget. I'm indebted to the Bhatts for life...just as I am indebted to Ramanand Sagar-ji's family for giving me my first break on television. Some things you never forget. You shouldn't forget."
Gurmeet feels his movie debut is just right.
"I couldn't have hoped for a better film debut for a better banner. I've shot with for 'Khamoshiyan' for about 20 days, and I feel the same surge of excitement that I did when I started on television. Mahesh Bhatt saab is on the sets to guide us because we're a new team. I feel blessed. Right now my complete focus is on getting it right in 'Khamoshiyan'," he added.