Jassi Gill aka Jaspreet Gill is a popular name in the Punjabi film industry. The singer-turned-actor released his first album Batchmate in 2011, which was an instant hit. Recently, he released a single titled Dil Tutda. SpotboyE.com sat down for a chat with Jassi. Excerpts from a conversation that followed:
You started off in the year 2011. How has your journey been so far?
It has been amazing. I never thought I would make it so far, but somewhere I always wanted to make an album. However, I kept working on music and then I finally found my way out.
What is your new song Dil Tutda about?
The song is composed by Gold Boy and the lyrics are penned by Nirmaan. Since a very long time I was planning to come up with a song like this because for the past one year I had sung peppy numbers and now I wanted to croon a melodious song. I wanted to do a song which people can hear on loop and also relate to.
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How long did you take to create the song?
The video was shot in Australia and the music was composed in Chandigarh. It took approximately 3-4 months to make the song.
What type of songs do you personally prefer to sing?
As an artist, I have to sing all types of songs. Also, I realised that if people call me to perform for a concert, I cannot entertain the audiences with my romantic songs, so I had to have peppy numbers. However, I am inclined to melody.
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It is said that music was never your first choice. What was it then?
Yes, it’s true. Because till a long time, I didn’t know if I had the talent to make a mark in music. Back then, I had two choices either work in my farm or settle abroad. Only after I participated in youth festivals, I got a few shows. That was the time I realised that I could pursue my career in music.
You are a prominent name in Punjab. Do you have any plans to come to Bollywood?
I had never thought that I would reach so far. Right now, I do see a ray of hope in Bollywood as well. Actually Diljit (Dosanjh) paaji has opened a lot of doors for all of us. It is because of him that people in Bollywood keep a tab on our work. I keep working hard and people keep approaching me at the right time.
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You have also been an actor in Punjabi films. What do you prefer personally - being an actor or a singer?
Music will always be my first love because that gave me an identity. People know that Jassi Gill is a singer first. However, I am also working on my acting skills.
Do you think Bollywood is open to experimentation?
Oh yes. The film industry here is quite big and you can only experiment if you have a larger base of audience. This actually helps you because people then will watch all kinds of films and not stick to any one genre. Since the film industry in Punjab is still growing, not much experimentation is done there.
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