Jassi Gill: ‘People Say I am The Ideal Husband’
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Jassi Gill: ‘People Say I am The Ideal Husband’

Jassi Gill, who played Kangana Ranaut’s Husband in Panga, talks about his life and career

Canada-based Punjabi singer-actor Jassi Gill  is  now tasting success belatedly in Bollywood. Playing Kangana Ranaut’s  supremely  supportive spouse in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s aspirational  masterpiece Panga Jassi is getting a whole lot of  positive attention. It’s been a 9-year journey in Bollywood  for  Jassi. “I started here in 2001. And no, Panga is not my debut in Hindi, though a  lot of people I meet now  tell me they wish this was  my debut. But I’m equally  proud  of my  debut in Happy Phir Bhaag Jayegi. I  worked with equal sincerity in both  Happy Bhaag Jayegi and  Panga. After that,  the fate  of a film and my performance is  not in my hands. One reason why  my performance in  Happy Bhaag Jayegi went  relatively unnoticed  was that I wore a turban in the that  film and  many people didn’t happen recognize me.”

Jassi’s  sincere turn as  Kangana’s supportive  husband in Panga has set new standards  for a role-model husband. Jassi laughs, “It feels good when  I hear people say that. In the film there is  a  dialogue , ‘Pehle ladkiyaan apne patiyon ko Shah Rukh Khan ki tarah romantic banne ko kehti thi, ab Prashant, my character ki tarah supportive banne ko kahengi.’  I  feel happy to be playing a man who is so supportive of his wife’s dreams.”

Jassi says playing a  supportive  spouse comes naturally to him  since  he comes from a  family where  women are  naturally empowered. “I’ve three sisters who  are older than me and all  of them were encouraged by my parents to follow their dreams. My wife is a qualified professional  and I have always been the  ‘Prashant’ in her life.”

Jassi and his wife have a baby now she is a homemaker in Canada now.  Jassi divides his time between  Canada and India. “I do miss my wife and child when I’m in India working. But I make sure to fly back for brief visits as  many times as  I can,” says  Jassi who is at heart a singer much more than an actor. “I’m not in a hurry to sign any new film. My family and my meals  do not depend on my acting career. I’m predominantly a singer. As for acting, I have one more Hindi film on hand called Sonam Gupta Bewafa  Hai. I am not allowed to say much  about it until the  producers work out the logistics  of  release. Right now I am just enjoying the image  of the ideal husband that Panga has given me.”

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