Tabbar actor Paramvir Cheema tells us about his trip from Jalandhar to Mumbai: La Tribune Inde
How was your trip from Jalandhar to Mumbai?
It’s been five years in Mumbai. My family was not convinced about my career choice at the start. So I came to Delhi and started modeling. Later my dad supported me and it helped keep me in Mumbai.
You played on a TV show called Kaleerein. Why don’t we see you on TV anymore?
Because the daily shows are monotonous and I never wanted that in my career.
What about acting in Punjabi movies?
Five years ago, all Punjab singers started to act in films. My vision was to always make good films.
What was the most difficult aspect of the character you played in Tabbar?
It was my first time playing a cop. I’m glad that after Tabbar I started getting calls from the police saying how much they liked my performance.
We hear there is a connection between the farmers’ protests and your role in Tabbar. Please share.
I am an active supporter of the farmers’ protest and I was in Delhi supporting them on the ground from December 2020 to January 2021. I was at the site of the protests when I got a call from the manufacturers. They wanted me to audition for the show. There was something in the atmosphere that just charged me. It gave me a different kind of energy. In fact, I shot my audition in the same place and sent it.
Who are the actors that you admire?
I have always admired the work of the late actor Irrfan Khan. His eyes were so expressive. We can learn a lot from him.
What are your dos and don’ts as an actor?
The director’s vision is very important to me. I will not do anything unethical in front of the camera.
Define Mumbai in your own words.
Mumbai is like Vaishno Devi to me. It attracts you. In between, during confinement, I returned to my family and my dream was shattered. But somehow the city called me back and gave me Tabbar.
Social networks have their own advantages and disadvantages. What is your point of view ?
Personally, I am not engaging in any sort of controversy. I find social networks very useful. It is a useful tool for an actor and a platform where you can see so much, observe and learn. Your fans and audience can see your personality as well.
Besides playing, what do you like?
I am interested in cinematography. I would like to take a course on this.