Gippy Grewal becomes the first Punjabi actor to dub for a Hollywood film. Call it an incident but the movie that he dubbed for, is the first legit Hollywood film dubbed in Punjabi.
This is a huge opportunity for Punjabi audiences to witness history when the 5th installment of the highly successful Die Hard series releases on February 22, 2013. There were recent reports of Gippy Grewal making his acting debut in Bollywood, that he denied but dubbing for a Hollywood film is a huge leap after the successful singing debut in Bollywood last year.
We asked Fox Star India, the distributors of the Punjabi dubbed Die Hard, on their choice of Gippy, to which they replied – Gippy is currently the busiest superstar in Punjabi Cinema with atleast three films ready for release and over five films in various stages of production. As Fox Star India was looking to enter regional cinema, we decided to get the biggest superstar of Punjabi Cinema on board for dubbing the lead role.
Earlier, Yo Yo Honey Singh was signed for the same film to compose and sing a song, which is expected to be out soon. For now, all we can say is that audience for regional cinema in Punjab has truly opened up, hence such a major step by a premier studio of India and Hollywood.
Here’s the Punjabi trailer of Die Hard 5