Gurpreet Ghuggi

Today Punjabi films and Punjabi comedy are incomplete without mentioning the name of Gurpreet Ghuggi . Gurpreet Ghuggi was born in the village of Khokhar Fojian in District Gurdaspur, Punjab on July 19, 1971 .’Parchhaven’ directed by Gurbir Singh Grewal and produced by Jalandhar Doordarshan in 1998 was Ghuggi’s debut as an actor. He did many films. Some of them in the hindi film industry and even in hollywood. He also performed with many veteran punjabi comedians such as Chacha Raunki Ram and late Jaspal Bhatti ji . Ghuggi ji rose to fame with his early participation in the Punjabi film industry and with his numerous comedy releases. Ghuggi Junction , Ghuggi Shoo Mantar , Ghuggi Khol Pitari , Ghuggi Labhey Gharwali , Khich Ghuggi Khich and many more were well received and appreciated by the audiences.His early contribution to the Punjabi film industry includes films like , Jee Aayan Nu , Asa Nu Maan Watna Da , Pind Di Kudi , Yaaran Naal Baharan , Dil Apna Punjabi among many others . When asked in an interview ,” what do people working in hindi film industry think about Punjabi film industry,” he replied that before when someone used to introduce him by saying that he is a star from Punjabi film industry , they used to neglect and give little importance, but now in the last three odd years the scenario has changed quite a bit.He goes on to say that the impact is such that Salman Khan introduced him in the grand finale of Big Boss as the superstar of Punjabi cinema, Ghuggi Bhaji.He also emphasised that today, the role and personality of Sikhs in Hindi cinema is not of a comedy stock anymore. Films like Rocket Singh,Love Aaj Kal , Singh is King,Son of Sardaar have all portrayed Sikh character not only with respect and dignity but as the films main leading actors as well . Gurpreet Ghuggi got noticed on indian television through the Great Indian Laughter Challenge .He says his commitment is towards Punjabi cinema and its development.Hindi cinema is not his destination. He does not believe that anyone successful in Punjabi cinema has to step in Hindi cinema. Gurpreet Ghuggi recent super hit films include Carry On Jatta , Ajj De Ranjhe , Lucky Di Unlucky Story and Jatts In Golmaal. Recently, Gurpreet Ghuggi has also taken the role of a producer in a joint venture with Akhsay Kumar’s Grazing Goat Productions by launching a film named of “Bhaji in Problem”. Akshay Kumar would be playing a cameo role alongwith a huge Punjabi cast.Future projects of Gurpreet Ghuggi includes Carry on Jatta 2 , Chakk De Phatte 2 and Jatt James Bond .

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