Pakistani celebrities are popular across the border too, and not just amongst the Indian masses but they are loved by even famous Indian celebrities. India’s Punjabi film industry has grown significantly over the last decade and many Indian Punjabi movies have even released in Pakistan such as ‘Carry On Jatta 2’.
Here is a list of Seven Indian Punjabi actors who revealed their favorite Lollywood celebrities:
Sonam Bajwa – Sajal Aly
Sonam Bajwa is amongst the most sought after Punjabi actresses of her generation, in an interview with BBC Asian Network’s Haroon Rashid, the Carry On Jatta 2 actress said, ” I am the biggest, biggest fan of Sajal Aly, she is phenomenal and I feel so happy sharing that I’ve learnt so much from her, she’s extraordinary and I think you’d agree. She’s the best actress and the finest actress of our times and I really look up to her”.
Sonam further added, “I’m watching Alif, Mere Pass Tum Ho and Yeh Dil Mera. You’d be quite surprised, I live in Bombay but I mostly work in Punjab, it’s a small industry, we don’t have much to do or know but I know all about what’s happening in Pakistan’s entertainment industry, I know all the celebs, I know everything. I have some really close Pakistani friends, I know Sajal personally, Rabia [Butt] also. I religiously follow Pakistani dramas and I think they’re so amazing.”
Gippy Grewal – Mehwish Hayat
Gippy Grewal visited Pakistan in 2019 and expressed his desire to work with Mewhish Hayat as he liked her work in the Humayun Saeed starrer Punjab Nahi Jaungi. Mehwish even thanked the Punjabi superstar for his statement.
Yograj Singh – Mustafa Qureshi
Yograj Singh in an interview revealed that he was a big fan of Musata Quershi. Yograj even said that he used to copy Mustafa Quershi’s acting style in many of his movies.
Gurpreet Ghughi – Sohail Ahmed
Gippy Grewal in an interview revealed that Sohail Ahmed is Gurpreet Ghughi’s one of the favorite comedy actor. Gippy added that he loves Sohail’s comic timing.
Arminder Gill – Iftikhar Thakhur
Indian Punjabi actor Arminder Singh, who has appeared in two movies with Iftikhar Thakhur mentioned during the promotions of their first film that he admires Iftikhar Thakur’s work. Their movie Chal Mera Putt 2 was released on 13 March, 2020.
Simi Chahal – Nasir Chinyoti
Simi worked with the legendary comedian in the film franchise, Chal mera putt and during the film’s promotions she expressed appreciation for Nasir’s craft.
Kapil Sharma -Late Amanullah Khan
Kapil Sharma praised the late Amanullah Khan in his interviews and also tweeted on the sad demise of the veteran comedian. The Firangi actor termed him as a living legend.
Chandan Prabhakar – Late Amanullah Khan
Chandan, who is famous for his character on The Kapil Sharma Show expressed his grief on the passing away of Amanullah Khan and even mentioned that he has been a big fan of his.