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Gavie Chahal says Punjabi film industry badly needs professional film makers

Gavie Chahal: Punjabi film industry badly needs professional film makers. Navdeep Singh Chahal aka Gavie Chahal is a Punjabi actor. He is known for his Hindi film debut in Yash Raj's 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger. Now, yet again, Gavie is all set to hit the silver screen with the sequel of 'Ek Tha Tiger' which has been titled 'Tiger Zinda Hai' and bollywood super star actor Salman Khan with gorgeous actress Katrina Kaif.

Gavie tweeted and wrote, "Tiger Zinda Hai !!!

Captain Abrar is back !!!!

#SalmanKhan #KatrinaKaif @RAJIEEMSHINDE @PTC_Network Waheguru Tera Shukar Hai,Chardikla"(sic)

Gavie saying that Punjabi film industry is a singer oriented industry where Punjabi singers are preferred over actors, without considering their talent. The makers aren't really interested in real talent of the actors but want some familiar faces with which the audience can connect easily which, they think, leads to filling up of the cinema halls. Punjabi TV channels are purely music based channels so all you will see is new and old singers with their tracks. There is no scope for an actor to show his talent at any other avenue rather than movies. I am just an actor and that's what people recognize me as, I can't be a singer just to join the league.

He further added, "Another fault at the grass root level is that of the makers. The makers aren't from the industry, they are basically investors with less knowledge and all that matters to them are figures which known faces can fetch them. They don't want to experiment and to second my statement you can see that couple of years back everyone was just making comedy movies and now everyone is only after period drama and rural Punjab. Makers are playing safe at their level and like this there wouldn't be much growth of the industry."
He said that he definitely do work on pollywood if he has been getting great scripts. he added, "I am a Punjabi and would love to work in the industry."
On the work front, Gavie Chahal, last seen in Pinky Moge Wali, was active in the Punjabi film circle from 2005 till 2012.

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