‘Its Different’ was quite different in those days when Javed Jafferey used to say it in a Ketchup Advertisement on Doordarshan… and we used to ‘Enjoy the difference’ quite a lot! But after so many years, this word has lost its meaning somehow, and sounds more like a cliché-thing than actually ‘something different’ ..
And now, ‘Its different’ is much more popular in the film industry, be it Bollywood or Ballewood. We often hear actors saying.. ‘ohh the character I’m playing now is very different’ or a director saying ‘yeahhh.. this time I’m directing a very different film….it has a different storyline’. Now we are no more indifferent to hearing this ‘its different’ and needless to say that it has lost its meaning too. But that doesn’t stop our actors from trying out ‘different’ things. Whether the character they play is different or not but the things they’re trying out are different, for sure.
Just like Neeru Bajwa…. who after having acted in Television serials and Bollywood, has become a producer. Yes, she is soon going to produce a Punjabi movie and the hero of the film is going to be… well, well, no prizes for guessing… its going to be her Jatt and Juliet co-star Diljit Dosanjh. Name of her production company is Fresh Air Movies. And alongwith Diljit, Gurdas Mann will also be seen in the Pankaj Batra-directed-movie which will be released next year.
Same different is the case with Karanvir Bohra. With serials like ‘Kasauti Zindagi Key’ and ‘Saubhagyawati Bhav’, he became rather a very popular name on small screen and seeing the boom in Punjabi Film Industry, this actor has also made up his mind to produce Punjabi movie ‘Luv You Soniye’. Alongwith him, his wife Teejay Sidhu, singer Harry Aanand, Vindoo Dara Singh are also going to act. Now that’s really different. Well, its quite an achievement for both of them! These actors were already acting and thought of moving a step ahead by becoming producers and the case is different with Harbhajan Singh too.. yes the cricketer Bhajji, after hitting the bat is going to hit Ballewood soon by making his debut in Akshay Kumar’s maiden Punjabi venture ‘Bhaa ji in problem’. He won’t be the hero of the film but will be doing a cameo along with other big names. Now that’s what we call a different stroke!
Model-turned-actor Arjan Bajwa who acted in Fashion, Tell Me O Khuda and Son Of Sardaar etc is going to speak a different language…. Not that he didn’t know this language, but we would be seeing him speaking it for the very first time on-screen. He’s going to enter Ballewood with the movie ‘Himmat Singh’ the director of which is Baljit Singh Deo who has directed hits like Mirza and Jag Jeundiyaan De Meley. And seeing his track record, we’re pretty sure that we’ll enjoy the difference he’s attempted.
Our real Hero Jackie Shroff who’s had a successful and quite a long inning in Bollywood also thought of doing something different yes.. he was seen playing a negative role in the Gippy Grewal starrer movie –‘Lucky Di Unlucky Story’.
As we all know, Monika Bedi, Neha Dhupia, Minnisha Lamba have already entered Ballewood and last but not the least, Ashmit Patel, after having tried a number of so-called different things, like acting in Bollywood flicks, participating in Big Boss along with hosting youth-based shows, is all set to make his debut in Punjabi movies with Manoj Punj-directed-Dil Sada Luteya Gayaa along with Jonita Doda and Jividha Aastha.
The word ‘Its different’ might have lost its meaning but the courage and initiatives of our actors really prove that they are playing these different roles quite differently. Lets wish them all the best..!!