"It's a dream come true for any actor" - Gautam Vig on making Bollywood debut
Gautam Vig's transition from television to Bollywood marks a significant milestone in his career, and "Hukus Bukus" promises to be a game-changer, showcasing his versatility and acting prowess.
Published: Friday,Oct 20, 2023 07:27 AM GMT-06:00
Gautam Vig, a well-known face in the Indian television industry, is set to shine on the silver screen with his remarkable debut in the upcoming Bollywood film, "Hukus Bukus." This cricket-based film is set against the breathtaking backdrop of Kashmir and is poised to be a cinematic masterpiece.
With a strong television background, Gautam has enthralled audiences with his acting prowess in popular shows such as "Naamkaran," "Pinjara Khubsurati Ka," "Tantra," and "Ishq Subhan Allah." His current show is "Junnoniyat" on air for Colors channel. However, he is best recognized for his unforgettable role in "Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2" and his stint on Colors TV's reality sensation, "Bigg Boss 16."
"Hukus Bukus," directed by the talented Vinay Bhardwaj, is a compelling story that revolves around cricket, love, faith and belief in the mystique of Kashmir. Joining Gautam in this cinematic journey are the gifted actors Darsheel Safary and Naisha Khanna, creating a star-studded ensemble.
This project is backed by a dedicated team of producers, Vinay Bhardwaj and Ravina Thakur, who have worked tirelessly to bring this captivating story to life.
Gautam Vig's transition from television to Bollywood marks a significant milestone in his career, and "Hukus Bukus" promises to be a game-changer, showcasing his versatility and acting prowess. The film is a heartfelt tribute to the spirit of cricket and the beauty of Kashmir.
Prepare to be captivated by Gautam's on-screen magic as "Hukus Bukus" gears up for its release, promising an unforgettable cinematic experience.
The actor himself had to say the following things about the movie: his career in films and his plans for the future.
What or who inspired you to become an actor?
I've always been captivated by the world of storytelling, and the iconic performances of actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Irrfan Khan truly inspired me to pursue a career in acting. Their ability to transport audiences into different emotions and experiences through their craft was something I aspired to do.
This is your debut film in Bollywood. How do you feel about it?
I'm truly elated and humbled to be making my Bollywood debut with 'Hukus Bukus.' It's a dream come true for any actor, and I'm incredibly grateful for this opportunity. The excitement and anticipation are beyond words, and I look forward to sharing this journey with the audience.
A shift from TV to films. Does that mean you won't be working for TV anymore?
While my focus has shifted towards films, I'm immensely grateful for the experiences and learning I gained from television. It's where I began my career, and I'll always have a special place for TV. I won't rule out TV entirely; it depends on the project and its appeal.
Tell us a little about Hukus Bukus, the film, and how was it shooting in Kashmir with your team?
'Hukus Bukus' is a heartwarming story set in the enchanting backdrop of Kashmir. It's a tale of love, family, and the magic of cricket. Shooting in Kashmir was an incredible experience, with its breathtaking landscapes and the warmth of the local people. Our team shared a special bond, making the shoot even more memorable.
Going ahead, who would you want to work within the industry?
There are so many talented individuals in the industry. I would love to work with versatile directors like Zoya Akhtar and Imtiaz Ali and share the screen with actors like Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. Their dedication and talent are truly admirable.
How did you bag this role in Hukus Bukus?
I auditioned for the role of the male lead, and after several rounds, I was fortunate to be selected. It was a challenging but rewarding process, and I owe this opportunity to the casting team and our director, who believed in me.
What is your character all about in Hukus Bukus?
I play the role of a young and passionate sportsman. He's deeply connected to his roots in Kashmir and is driven by his love for cricket and his passion for game. Vikram's journey in the film explores love, family, and the pursuit of dream to play for indian cricket team and letting go for his personal dream for the sake of community is a heroic act that inspired me .
Do you prefer playing positive or negative roles in both TV and films?
I don't have a strong preference for positive or negative roles. What's essential to me is the depth and complexity of the character and the opportunity to challenge myself as an actor. Whether positive or negative, I aim to bring authenticity and depth to my roles.