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Gippy Grewal has THIS to say about Amar Singh Chamkila makers whitewashing the late singer's image | Exclusive

Gippy Grewal talked about Diljit Dosanjh's film Amar Singh Chamkila, addressing the criticism that it whitewashed Chamkila's image.

Gippy Grewal has THIS to say about Amar Singh Chamkila makers whitewashing the late singer's image | Exclusive
Gippy Grewal-Amar Singh Chamkila

Last Updated: 11.40 AM, May 10, 2024


Gippy Grewal is all set for the release of his new film Shinda Shinda No Papa, which will be released in theatres today, May 10, 2024. The film stars Gippy, Hina Khan, and Shinda Grewal in the lead roles. In an exclusive conversation with OTTplay, the actor recently discussed his film. He also shed light on Diljit Dosanjh starrer Amar Singh Chamkila and shared his thoughts on whether makers were trying to whitewash Chamkila's image. Read on to learn the details. 


Gippy Grewal on Amar Singh Chamkila

Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra starrer Amar Singh Chamkila, directed by Imtiaz Ali, received a lot of praise from Bollywood as well as the Punjabi industry. However, there was a part of the audience who felt that the film was made to whitewash Chamkila's image in society, speaking about the same thing Gippy Grewal said in Hindi: "After watching the movie, it felt like they portrayed exactly what was there. They showed that the songs of Chamkila, which people were listening to left and right, many were saying were vulgar songs, but people were listening. People were enjoying it."

"We are also among them. I won't talk about others; I have listened to them. But when I go with my family or when I go somewhere, I understand how to behave, what to say, and what not to say to them. I can't stop anyone. I try to do better and better things. But it's not like you listen to one thing and become like that. When Chamkila Ji sang religious songs, they were also superhits. Baba Tera Nankana and Talwar Main Kalgidhar were blockbuster songs of the time. It's not like they sang that song and people think they didn't sing well; they sang songs of all kinds," he added.

Further speaking about how Amar Singh Chamkila wanted to change his choice of songs but couldn't do it because his audience demanded his old songs, Gippy Grewal said, "And as shown in the movie, they also wanted to change. They wanted to not sing those songs, but people wanted to hear them."

Meanwhile, Amar Singh Chamkila is currently streaming on Netflix. 

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