I grew up watching Bollywood films and will not lie when I say I do love a good old Yash Raj film like Dilwale Dulhania Le jayenge, Vee Zaara, Band Baja Baraat and even the star studded Mohabbatein.

The songs, costumes and storylines are brilliant. We all know how popular Indian films are. However it is clear that over the last few years there has been a massive surge in Punjabi films which has led to more coverage, credibility and interest in the genre.

My Dad is Punjabi and although I don’t really speak Punjabi at home, I still do understand it. When I was younger and used to watch Punjabi films I honestly thought they were awful. I’ll never forget scenes where the whole village was watching this one guy shoot all the baddies and say about three times before he shot ten guys “Mere kol sift eik goli hai” – I only have one bullet. It was truly ridiculous.

However I did not let that childhood experience tarnish my view. So I then watched a Punjabi film called Munde UK Deh which literally means (Boys from the UK). Admittedly it was actually quite good, I liked the storyline and genuinely watched it all the way through without rolling my eyes.

There has been a massive surge in Punjabi films which even broke records in viewership such as Jhatt and Juliet, Jhatt and Juliet2, Saadi Love Story and now the latest, Aah gayee Munde UK deh.

It was a pleasure to have Jimmy Shergill, Neeru Bajwa and Gurpreet Guggi on Zee Companion to talk about their new release – Aah gayee Munde UK deh.

We got to talk about their career, why they got involved in specifically Punjabi films and above all find out more about their brand new film together.

Jimmy rose to fame in the film Maachis. He then acted in numerous other Bolywood films such as Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Munna Bhai and Mohabbatein. Neeru has also been in Bollywood films and many of you remember that Bollywood song ‘Tere Liye’ which was literally played at each and every single wedding as a first song a few years ago from the film ‘Prince’, was filmed on her. Gurpreet is a well loved Punjabi comedian who has appeared in numerous films and TV shows.

They have done quite a few films together and I was interested to know how they found working with each other and if in fact they preferred Bollywood Films or good old Punjabi films? There clearly is great chemistry between the entire cast and their humility, sense of humour and vibrancy made them all a pleasure to interview.

I love Bollywood and entertainment and must admit, after meeting these lovely guys, I have to say it has only fuelled my love for Punjabi films J