The ballyhoo which has developed around ‘Carry On Jatta 2’ is inexplicable. In which is not an hyperbolic statement, it would not be wrong to say that the movie has thus far generated the maximum buzz before the release of a movie when it comes to the Punjabi film industry this year.
We had earlier uploaded an article regarding how Carry On Jatta 2 has been bolstered by the presence of some new names. Amongst the names who have been added in the sequel of the blockbuster movie is Jyotii Sethi. Earlier seen opposite Ammy Virk in Baljinder S Mahant’s short movie ‘Dil Wali Gal’ and Gippy Grewal’s single track ‘Photo’, Jyotii Sethi will be making her debut in a mainstream Punjabi movie with Carry On Jatta 2.
Having done a couple of Hindi and Telugu movies each, she has been roped in to play a vital character in Carry On Jatta 2. In an exclusive interview with Punjabi Mania, she revealed that she signed this movie because of the brand. “There is no personal reason behind me doing this movie. I thought that Carry On Jatta is a big brand and working with this team would be a nice experience for me”, she said.
On being asked whether this was the first script which was offered to her post the short movie, she added, “After doing a song (Photo) with Gippy Grewal, I had received 3-4 offers. But those were the ones which I didn’t want to do at that point in time. I respect every artist, but having worked with Gippy and Ammy, I didn’t want the graph to go down. Moreover, I always prefer quality over quantity. Also, I didn’t have the time because I was doing Hindi and Telugu movies.”
Talking about her experience of working alongside some acclaimed names in the Punjabi film industry, she said, “My biggest learning from this movie was remaining patient. When you work with such names, there are times when you don’t even exist on the set. There are times when you have to forget who you really are.”
On being asked whether the recent under-performance of a couple of Punjabi movies was a concern for her, she told Punjabi Mania, “I feel sad for the audiences of Punjab for they are not ready to experiment with various genres. The people of Punjab are habitual of watching comedy movies which is why it is considered to be a safe option. If someone goes out of the box, he/she doesn’t receives the required support from the audiences.”
Her overall experience of Carry On Jatta 2 and the Punjabi film industry doesn’t seem to be of her liking. “I am not sure if I will work again in the Punjabi industry. It is only for stars. Only they are the ones who are respected over there. People do not respect other artists, especially girls”, she added.