Friday, 11 January 2013

Being Producer is tougher than an actor

After acting in over 40 films, both Hindi and Punjabi, Jimmy Sheirgill donned the producer's hat with Dharti, a huge commercial success in 2011. However, the actor feels being a producer is tougher than being an actor.

Jimmy shergill

"Being a producer of any film is the most difficult thing. As an actor you go on the sets, shoot and come back. But as a producer there is a lot of pressure because you have to keep a tab on everything," Jimmy, who is gearing up for the release of his next production venture in Punjabi Taur Mittran Di, told.

"You keep calling people to take the progress report. It gets strenuous as a producer, but if you have a good team, it indeed makes the pressure lighter," he added.

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Digitization resurrects Punjabi Cinema

The Punjabi film industry has been witnessing a major revival with UFO Moviez, the world’s largest satellite delivered digital cinema network, playing a stellar role in turning around the fortune of several Punjabi film producers, actors and theatre owners through its digital cinema technology across the state.

In fact, 79 Punjabi films have released on the UFO digital network till date with 16 films so far in 2012.

Interestingly, Punjabi films are now also being released in other states such as Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh due to UFO digital technology bridging the geographical divide.

This has helped expand the audience base for Punjabi films and also encouraged several well known Punjabi film producers and actors to come forth and re-enter the industry with big ticket film offerings.


Neha Dhupia debuts in Punjabi Cinema.

Its Official, after Punjabi Lad Gul Panag's debut in Punjabi Cinema early this year with Sarsa, now Rangeelay brings Neha Dhupia to Punjabi Cinema, All credit goes to Jimmy Sheirgill.

This year Jimmy hasn't acted in any of Punjabi films but has been working behind the scenes as his production house Jimmy Sheirgill Productions produced Amrinder Gill, Rannvijay Singha starrer "Taur Mittran Di" and Rangeelay the next one stars Jimmy Sheirgill himself in the lead. Rangeelay is produced by Jimmy Sheirgill Productions & Eros International. Neha was coaxed into doing a Punjabi film by her good friend and co-star Jimmy Sheirgill. 

Neha Confirmed, For the first time and for the love of cinema and, of course, for the love of Punjab, I signed a Punjabi film. Besides, Punjabi cinema is going places. "I'm basically going to play myself - a loud, boisterous girl who believes in romance! Fortunately, language is not going to be a problem as was the case with other vernacular films I've done."

Its great news for Punjabi Cinema lovers as upswing of Punjabi films are attracting prominent film personalities and we hopeful of many more to come

All eyes are now on Rangeelay shooting starts this month.

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