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Magicians of Punjabi cinema - Ammy Virk & Jagdeep Sidhu

By Geetika Raleh . 16th September 2019 07:00pm

Every artist in the industry has his own individuality and talent that he gets appreciated for. For instance, every writer and director try their best on an individual basis to justify each other’s vision. And when this understanding between the writers and actors mutually sets in, that is the moment when the real magic happens onscreen.

And one such writer-actor duo in the Punjabi entertainment industry is that of Jagdeep Sidhu and Ammy Virk. The two are the best of friends in the Punjabi entertainment industry, who have time and again proven that they best complement each other when it comes to making the script come to life onscreen.


It all started with the film ‘Nikka Zaildar’ (2016) when Jagdeep Sidhu wrote the script of the film and Ammy Virk played the lead. In the film, Ammy Virk did his best to make the vision of the writer come to life and after the massive success of this film, there was no looking back for this writer-actor duo.


Later, they went ahead and made ‘Nikka Zaildar-2’ (2017) which again was a super hit. It was massively appreciated by the audiences globally as well as nationally. Wamiqa Gabbi and Sonam Bajwa starred opposite Ammy Virk in the lead roles.


And now, here they are again with the third part of the Nikka Zaildar franchise, ‘Nikka Zaildar-3’ which will release on 20th September. The film will again feature Wamiqa Gabbi as the lead actress opposite Ammy Virk.

In between, the second and the third part, Jagdeep and Ammy went on and did two more outstanding films, ‘Harjeeta’ (2018), and ‘Qismat’ (2018) which are a huge contribution to the Punjabi entertainment industry. 


Both the artists had great expectations from Harjeeta, but somehow could not supersede the expectations at the box office. The two were heartbroken on the numbers collected by the film but accepting this failure with a smile, they went ahead and made the most successful Punjabi film ever. Yes, you guessed it right, we are talking about ‘Qismat’.


‘Qismat’ was a film which had a plethora of emotions on display and made the audience laugh and cry at the same time. In return, the fans showered huge support to the film and it was this film with which Jagdeep Sidhu debuted as a director. Despite the directorial debut, Jagdeep Sidhu was massively praised for his skills of direction. The masses adored Sargun and Ammy’s onscreen pair and the actors’ off-screen chemistry too.

But you know true friendship is when the friends have each others’ backs at all times, through thick and thin. Sticking with each other throughout and supporting each other with all their being, the Almighty had something different in store for them. ‘Harjeeta’ which didn't do the expected numbers, was honoured with National Award for not one but two categories; ‘Best Child Actor’ and ‘Best Punjabi Film’ respectively.

It was an escalating moment for both of them, and were overwhelmed with emotions at this point.

This gave another proof of the fact that whenever Jagdeep Sidhu and Ammy Virk will work together; there is nothing in the world that can stop them from not delivering the best of them.

Becoming great friends and now best of friends in the industry, Sidhu and Virk are going to do two more films together which have already been announced. These films are ‘Sufna’ and ‘Qismat-2’.


Both the films will be written and directed by Jagdeep Sidhu and will have Ammy as the lead actor. In Qismat-2, Sargun Mehta will be seen sharing the screen with Virk and Tania in ‘Sufna’.

With all the films doing outstandingly well at the box office, the audience now trusts the duo with their product.

The entire Gabruu.com family wishes the best for both-Jagdeep Sidhu and Ammy Virk, and pray that even ‘Nikka Zaildar-3’ turns out to be the most successful films of 2019. Nikka Zaildar-3 has been directed by Simerjit Singh. The entire project is being banked by Amneet Sher Singh and Ramneet Sher Singh.