Versatile actor Gurmeet Choudhary has delighted audiences with winning performances on television and films. He has won over dedicated admirers such as super fan Puneet from Punjab, who goes that one step extra for him.
Eastern Eye caught up with Puneet to find out more.
Tell us, what first connected you to Gurmeet?
It was the first time I saw him receiving an award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Lord Ram in Ramayan. I felt I knew him.
What made you become a super fan?
Gurmeet’s limitless talent, positive attitude and crazy hard work inspire me to be a super fan or say, super deewani.
Tell us about something super you have done for Gurmeet?
I used to see (his TV serial) Geet Hui Sabse Parayi nine times a day, early morning to late night on Star One. Voting insanely day and night for him on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Nach Baliye. Once, I even published a fake matrimonial advert and gave his voting number to contact me. On his birthdays, I help kids in need and before the release of his film, I do 40 days of special prayers. Since 2013, I’ve fasted once a week for his wellbeing. I secretly travelled five hours to another city to watch his movie. I have tweeted over 290,000 times and 99 per cent is only related to Gurru and together with friends, we created a fan club @gurrugang.
What has been your most memorable moment?
His replies and likes to my social media posts. When he acknowledges and accepts my gifts. When friends and family see him and say, “your hero”.
What is the thing you most love about him?
Everything, except him being silent at times.
Which quality in Gurmeet do you most relate to?
He is always ready to learn and gives his best. He motivates, appreciates and helps everyone.
What is your favourite work Gurmeet has done?
I can’t choose one, because he gives his 200 per cent every time.
Tell us, why do you love being a super fan?
It gives me a chance to do something for him, who gave me a reason to live with a smile. I believe there is a past life connection and I owe him a lot. I wish one day, he acknowledges that I’m his biggest deewani.