First of Many: Gurmeet Choudhary revisits Kumkum

That should always be there for an actor because that’s when you perform well. When you are waiting for the right opportunity to do good work for 3-4 years, and then when you finally get to do it, you give your 100 per cent. I gave my class 10th board exams and came to Mumbai. Here, I did my acting course. So how did he land the role? 3. I never felt nervous. However, it was Star Plus show Kumkum that gave him a break in the TV industry. This was 2003. Since I had a good physique, I was mostly called for all the auditions. I played Ballu, a village goon. I was very young, and all I wanted to become was a movie hero. I used to meet every producer here. And then suddenly, after 4-5 years, working with the same team, in a track that was completely around me and Hussain, was surreal. After one such audition and look test, I got selected for Kumkum where Hussain Kuwajerwala and Juhi Parmar were my co-stars. When Hrithik Roshan’s Kaho Na Pyaar Hai came in 2000, I had given my class 10th board exams. Everything about Hrithik was inspiring. So, to play such a powerful character was quite a challenge.×1.png
Kumkum was such a long-running show. When I arrived on the set in my character’s look, everyone got surprised as Ballu was opposite to the real me. Kumkum ran between 2002-2009, and Gurmeet became a part of one of the tracks in 2003. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


gurmeet choudhary If given a chance to go back to your role, what would you like to change or do better? I grew up watching Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan. “@tama_lov_huju: ,@gurruchoudhary‘s Devil avtar in #Kumkum with @Hussainkk12 Gurmeet Debut In Khamoshiyan” Gc ji ;)♡♥
— Sona♥ Gurru♥ (@sona_rai) January 28, 2015
2. Of course, there was a fear of doing well before a take. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. I used to love Hussain’s work. What do you remember of your first day on set? We also shot a scene where I had to fake cry, sitting in a villager style with a ‘gamcha’. When I see any of my work even after three months, I feel I could’ve done better. In my first scene, I wore a T-shirt and goggles. (Photo: PR Handout)Gurmeet Choudhary, who landed in Mumbai as a teenager to pursue acting, began his showbiz journey as an extra. Were you nervous? Though I was around 20, I got mature roles because I looked huge. I had maximum scenes with Hussain, who was a huge star back then. I remember watching it in school. Kumkum brought me in the limelight and I got noticed in the TV industry. One film or role that inspired you to become an actor? I started getting small junior artiste roles in several shows where I was supposed to stand in the background. I always had confidence. Here’s what the actor shared:
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4. 5. My character was opposite to me in real life. So what I did then was good for that time. As you get mature, you learn more about the craft. How did you land the role in Kumkum? Written by Mimansa Shekhar
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Updated: December 9, 2020 8:13:18 am

Gurmeet Choudhary's Kumkum aired on Star Plus.