There is no secret that I LOVE Bollywood — the whole concept of love, romance, combined with some songs and even on occasion a bit of ‘dishoom dishoom’, is something that I have always grown to love. So it’s always a true delight when I’m joined by a Bollywood Actor or Actress on the show. Today’s guest was Bollywood and Punjabi sensation Jimmy Shergill. Many of you will know him from his vast filmography, he’s starred in an array of films such as Maachis, Mohabbatein, Mere yaar ki shaadi hai and a lot of Punjabi ones such as Munde UK Deh, Mannat, Rangeelay and his new film called Hero.

I asked Jimmy about his career and he said that he was blessed to be part of Bollywood and also Punjabi films. As an Actor who originated from Punjab he wanted to give back to his area.

He also said that he was looking forward to the release to his new film called Hero, which is a Punjabi thriller (a 1st of its kind according to Jimmy) and he talked about preparing for his new film called Shareek in which his character aged through the years and hence he had a beard whilst in the show.

Jimmy stated that one of his biggest regrets was that for whatever reason he missed out on the opportunity to star in Aamir Khan’s hit film 3 idiots. That was something that gave him sleepless nights and one of his biggest regrets in his career.

Jimmy also talked about the days when he was out of work due to a neck injury and was worried what would happen to his career. However with the help of his friends and family he was able to make a full recovery and make his way back into films. He also reminisced about the times he would play carom in the Mumbai monsoon season with friends. However, in his free time now he likes to keep busy and indulge in reading more scripts that keep coming his way.

In the end when I asked him what top tips he would like to give to aspiring actors and actresses, his answer was very sweet and simple. Jimmy said that in order to excel in life one would need the blessings of ones parents and then the sky would be the limit.

It’s fair to say that even though he has worked in numerous films across the board Jimmy Shergill is certainly an Actor people have watched over the years evolve into one of the most well-known Actors in Bollywood and it was a real pleasure to have him on Zee Companion for the second time.