Amarinder Gill, new star of Punjabi cinema

June 19th, 2009 - 11:29 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh By Ravinder Singh Robin

Amritsar, June 19 (ANI): Born and brought up in village Boorchand of Amritsar, he is today a popular name in the music world and among new-age Punjabi music lovers.Amarinder Gill, who gave eight successful albums since 2002, made his debut as an actor in the film `Munde U.K. De’. He says in Punjabi films we try to win the hearts of Punjabi people by showcasing Punjab’s rich culture and language but that looks a bit dramatic.

“Punjabi cinema has improved tremendously these days. Punjabi films are now copied by Hindi cinema and produced in Punjabi. So I think Punjabi movies will do better. There was a time when the movies were full of violence and dialogues. Manmohan Singh’s ‘Jiya Ayan Nu’, received tremendous support and people flocked back to cinemas. The film’s success was the outcome of the hard work of the entire production team. In future Punjabi cinema will do better. If the support continues within and outside the country then we will soon leave Bollywood behind,” says Amarinder Gill. Gill says he wants to convey social message through his songs.

“Among them are `Apni Jaan Ke’, Chaan Da Tukda’, `Paigaam’, Dildarian’ and `Ishq’. Beside these releases I sung many songs, which people have greatly appreciated. Songs like `Sanu Ishq ho gaya’, `Chand ka tukda’, `Billioi Aankhen Bali’ are loved and appreciated by my listeners. In Manmohan Singh’s film `Yara Nal Bahara’ I have sung along with playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan. Apart from this, I sang and acted in `Munde De UK’. In this movie I sang two songs composed by Sukhshinder Shinda,” says Gill. He tells that in his every album he has tried to convey some social message like asking public not to indulge in anti-social activities like female foeticide, drinking or taking up other bad habits.

“Through my songs I have tried to give some social message to the society. Whenever I am interacting with the media I always raise issues of social concern and advise the young generation to refrain from any bad habits. Punjab is already doing well and I want it to do even better,” say Gill. (ANI)

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