‘Saab Bahadar’: The first mystery thriller of Punjabi cinema

The first mystery thriller movie of the Punjab film industry, Saab Bahadar, is releasing tomorrow and we got a chance to have a quick chat with the lead star Ammy Virk. Distributed by Zee Studios International, the movie is releasing in Singapore on June 2.

Directed by Amrit Raj Chadha and written by Jass Grewal, the movie includes Ammy Virk, Jaswinder Bhalla, Rana Ranbir, and others.

Ammy whose real name is Amnindarpal Singh Virk, busy with the on-ground promotion of his fifth feature film, told us about Saab Bahadar and his love for Bollywood. Let’s find out.

CtoI: Saab Bahadar is the first mystery thriller movie of the Punjab film industry. What do you have to say about this?
Ammy Virk: This experiment has been done for the first time. It has not been done before in the Punjabi film industry and I hope people will like it. People have loved my earlier movies, so I am hoping they will like this also.

‘Saab Bahadar’: The first mystery thriller of Punjabi cinema
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CtoI: Your character in the movie reads a lot of mystery novels. Did you read any novel in real life to prepare for the character?
Ammy Virk: No, I didn’t get time. After college, I didn’t read any novel.

CtoI: What preparation did you go through to portray the character of a police officer?
Ammy Virk: There was some preparation, pre-production and other things. I met my friends who work in Punjab Police, so I asked them about the attitude and adapted.

CtoI: You have done movies in the past also, how different was this from them?
Ammy Virk: This one is totally different. Earlier movies had romance, this one has no romance.

‘Saab Bahadar’: The first mystery thriller of Punjabi cinema
Photo courtesy: Facebook page of Ammy Virk

CtoI: So did you miss romance in this one?
Ammy Virk: No, the demand of the film was not romance.

CtoI: Which genre you liked more, romantic or thriller?
Ammy Virk: I like both the genres. A mother loves all her children.

CtoI: Is there any upcoming album or song you are releasing?
Ammy Virk: Yes there is one song coming out after the movie release.

CtoI: Which is your favourite Bollywood movie?
Ammy Virk: It’s Namaste London.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. Photo courtesy: Twitter
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. Photo courtesy: Twitter

CtoI: Who is your favourite Bollywood actor?
Ammy Virk: Akshay Kumar.

CtoI: Who is your favourite singer?
Ammy Virk: Arijit Singh in Bollywood and Surjeet Bindrakhiya in Punjabi.

CtoI: Have you gone abroad for the promotion of the film? Where and how was the experience?
Ammy Virk: I have been doing on-ground promotions of the movie in Punjab, but telephonic interviews are going on worldwide.

CtoI: Whom would you like to work with in future?
Ammy Virk: I would love to work with Akshay Kumar (ji).

CtoI: Please tell us about your journey to fame.
Ammy Virk: I just started like that, first I released my song on YouTube then the album came later. Nothing was decided, it all kept coming to me.

CtoI: Punjab has drug issues, what’s your take on that? Will you be singing something on that in future?
Ammy Virk: There is a plan going on. We’ll make a movie about it, it’s in the pipeline.

CtoI: Any message for the Indian diaspora?
Ammy Virk: Go and watch the movie, you will like it.