Subhash K Jha (DNA; April 5, 2017)

Gurmeet Choudhary, who famously played Lord Rama on the small screen, was seen in two back-to-back erotic thrillers. “I am so done with them,” he sighs.

He adds, “Not that I disown those films. For an outsider like me — I am from Bihar — getting into Bollywood was an ordeal. Making a name for myself on television was easier than finding a place in Bollywood. So when Bhatt Saab (Mukesh Bhatt) offered me Khamoshiyan and T-Series offered Wajah Tum Ho, I took them up without a second thought.”

However, Gurmeet’s fans reacted negatively to his erotic overtures. “I received a lot of flak for doing what I did. And so, my next release Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana, will be a sweet and simple family film, the kind that Sooraj Barjatya does with Salman Khan. But I want to project the hero in the Maryada Purshottam mould, the way Salman Khan did in Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! and Hum Saath Saath Hain.”