Gurmeet Choudhary is the perfect man on the small screen, a boy that everyone would want to marry. But on the silver screen, the small screen’s heartthrob has always played a Casanova. He has been flaunting his sexy abs and making love to women on almost every surface possible in the two films that he starred so for. But Gurmeet got lucky for the third time and bagged a family entertainer, Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana. The actor promises to entertain his fans purely this time. As the film is gearing for release, the telly star gets candid about his upcoming film and breaking away from his erotic hero image to Bombay Times.

So when asked if Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana is his attempt to break his image as an erotic actor, Gurmeet ads, “On television, people pictured me as Prem, which Salman Khan has been known as. Whenever people met me, they’d say that they wanted a husband like me for their daughter. But in movies, you don’t have a choice.” He adds, “Wajah Tum Ho and Khamoshiyan weren’t the kind of films my fans would have liked to see me in. Many said that they couldn’t watch that they couldn’t watch those films with their families. They wanted to see me romancing and dancing. So, when I heard Laali Ki Shaadi’s script, I knew it’s a character my fans would love and it is impactful as well.” (ALSO READ: Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee’s secret marriage pictures are going VIRAL for all the right reasons (See pictures)

So if Gurmeet had a chance would he choose his career in a different way? “Not at all. Where I am today is a dream for so many people. When you don’t have a filmy background, you can’t be choosy. But yes, in the process, I declined some movies, too. I believe that you get work because of your previous projects. If I sit back and think that I want to do only a big banner film, I would just be waiting.”

Gurmeet has worked with Akshara Haasan, Kamal Haasan’s daughter and Vivaan Shah, Naseeruddin Shah in his latest film. So did the telly star feel intimidated by celebrity kids on the sets?  “I have done too much work on TV and have also done a couple of films to be intimidated by star kids. I am a silent person on the set; I am respectful of other actors, but am not inhibited by them. Akshara (Haasan) and Vivaan (Shah) are simple and good actors,” reveals the telly actor. (ALSO READ: Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee adopt 2 daughters: Here are 7 other Bollywood celebs who have adopted kids!)

He further adds, “They were very grounded and we had fun on the sets. I used to tell Akshara that I have been a great fan of Kamal Haasan ever since I watched Chachi 420. Similarly , I would talk about Naseeruddin Shah with Vivaan.”