*Promoted love & liking for Punjabi culture & music among students from all across India and 28 countries
Jalandhar: Polly-wood’s prominent singer & actor Gippy Grewal and Bollywood’s charming actress Zarine Khan visited LPU Campus today for a live musical show. Both of them not only entertained LPU students through live musical concert but also interacted and danced with the students. The two artists promoted fascination for Punjabi culture & music among many thousand LPU students from all across India and 28 countries. These lead stars of forthcoming film ‘Jatt James Bond’ were accompanied by other Punjabi artists Jasbir Jassi, UK singer Rashi Raga, Ranjit Bawa & Gurpreet Ghuggi to add more shine to the grand show. LPU Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar welcomed the reputed stars to the campus and applauded their contribution in carrying forward the culture and customs of Punjab not only on national level but internationally also. Dr Kanwar said: “The way great artists like Gippy and others are enriching the Indian Films and Music Industry through greatness of Punjab is highly appreciable. We wish they all may be successful in all of their such endeavours.”
Entertainer of the year-2014 award winner, Gippy put his melodious voice to many of his popular numbers Angrezi beat te, Jatt diyan Tauran ne and others from his famous album ‘Phulkari’. Whereas, zooming Zarine Khan glamourized the melodies with her dancing steps and performed entertainingly for students’ gigantic gathering. Amid roar of shrieks and sighs students continually demanded enchanting performances from the stars.
Counted among the successful Punjabi singers, Gippy interacted with the students and shared that he always tries to experiment new musical ideas. He feels that his musical performance style is a source of great entertainment. He also informed that his new film is a first time 3 D movie in the history of Punjabi films."Having the ability to compete with any Bollywood movie, it has come like a ray of hope for the Punjabi industry and we are sure that we have made a wholesome entertainer for all kind of viewers."
Making strong inroads into Punjabi cinema, Zarine Khan shared with interacting students that she has a great fascination and admiration for Punjabi customs and traditions for richness and liveliness. “I wanted to act in Punjabi films, and as and when I got the chance I grabbed it.” Seeming very glad amid a great sea of students at LPU campus, Zarine told students that she did not feel any hitch in speaking fluent Punjabi while in making of her debut Punjabi film. She said: “It has been a great learning experience for me and I was quite comfortable speaking Punjabi."