Gurmeet Chouhdary reveals Yash Chopra asked him to go for TV before films

Gurmeet Choudhary has said that it was legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra who suggested that he should start TV projects before venturing into films. After working on the small screen for a few years, Gurmeet went on to play lead roles in films like Khamoshiyan and Wajaah Tum Ho. ,ALSO READ: Gurmeet Choudhary says director once threatened to end his career if he turned down the film,

Gurmeet recalled the advice he got from Yash Chopra in a recent interview and also revealed that the filmmaker gave him the example of Shah Rukh Khan, who had acted in TV shows before entering Bollywood. Before making his film debut with Deewana (1992), Shah Rukh appeared in other television series including Fauji and Wagle Ki Duniya.

Gurmeet told Pinkvilla, “One day I got Yash ji’s number from somewhere, and at that time I was quite new in the industry. I had done a few courses, and it was only three or four months. I directly gave him a landline number. because mobile phone calls were expensive at that time, and it was necessary to save money. So I called him from a landline number and he also answered the call. I told him that I am an actor, wanted to meet him I am his fan. So he said, ‘Bachche aa ja yash raj mein (Come to YRF office, kids)’.”

He said that he went to the office and remembered the great filmmaker’s advice. It is because of him that I have reached here today. I still remember his advice. He had said, ‘If you want to be a film actor, do TV. Become such a big star of television that producers-directors can cast you in films from there, like it happened with Shahrukh. He gave me the example of Shahrukh Khan. So it stuck in my mind because someone like Yash Chopra was giving me that advice. Since then I took TV so seriously, worked in the medium for three to four years and worked really hard.”

Gurmeet has worked in popular TV shows including Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, Geet – Hui Sabse Pariye and Punar Vivaah. She also participated in the dance reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Nach Baliye and the adventure reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi.

Debina Banerjee and Gurmeet starred together as Ram and Sita in the TV show Ramayan before getting married in 2011. They welcomed their first child, daughter Liana, earlier this year. They are now expecting their second child.


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