"'Bittoo Boss' perfect launchpad for me"
By Juhi Chakraborty
TV actor Pulkit Samrat, who is making his Bollywood debut with "Bittoo Boss", a film about the journey of a wedding videographer from Punjab, says it is a perfect launchpad for him.
The 28-year-old actor-model, who rose to fame as Lakshya Virani in Ekta Kapoor's 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi', is hoping to make a successful transition from TV to Bollywood through this film.
"It is wholesome entertainment. I always thought that if I ever make my Bollywood debut it should be with a film which has a good story, which has emotions, romance. 'Bittoo Boss' is all that I ever dreamt of and is the perfect launch pad for me," Pulkit told PTI.
The actor says he had to go through several rounds of audition before finally bagging the role in the movie by debutante Supavitra Babul.
"I had to undergo several rounds of auditions. Initially, I was constantly being rejected as the role required me to look rugged and director thought I had a sophisticated look.
But I worked towards the looks and convinced him finally that I can fit quite well into the role," he said. Pulkit said he had no idea of the story when he signed the film as he was too excited to bag a lead role.
"I signed the film even without reading the script. I had no idea what the story was about. It didn't matter to me me at that time. I was so overwhelmed to get a lead in a film that I couldn't think of anything else. After waiting for so many years, I am very excited to see the dream come true," he said.
Pulkit said that he was a bit concerned with the fact that his character in the film seemed to have slight resemblance with Ranveer Singh's role in 2010 film "Band Baaja Baaraat" but he says he later realised that his Bittoo is a rural boy and far more charming than Ranveer's character. PTI