Bollywood gives opportunities to talented people, says Jassi Gill

27 November, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Punjabi actor-singer Jassi Gill, who made his Bollywood debut with "Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi", says Hindi cinema believes in giving opportunities to talented artistes, reports PTI.

"Here in Bollywood talented actors are welcomed with open arms, they are given opportunities and are respected. The success and failure of a film is not everything, it is all about talent here," Jassi said. "I get to play different kind of roles here as I do not have a set appearance," added the actor, who does not sport a turban.

Punjabi film industry, according to Jassi, is at a nascent stage and unlike Bollywood, it does not have well-established production houses. "There is talent over there. Though they are trying out new concepts but that is done with limited budget. Here, in Bollywood, there are big production houses and producers.

"Also, Bollywood pays more money to actors than Punjabi cinema. The budget is not that much over there, so how will they pay more to actors," the actor said. With artistes and filmmakers working in different film industries, Jassi believes it is a healthy sign for Indian cinema as the lines are blurring.