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Interview: Vinny Chhibber & Janina Gavankar, ABC's BIG SKY
Preeti interviews Janina Gavankar and... FIVE YEARS AFTER THE SHOW STARTED her brother Vinny Chhibber. Both actors are currently playing Ren and Jag Bhullar, scions of the Bhullar crime family on ABC's Big Sky. Full disclosure: it's a chaotic interview and there's a tiny gift of a blooper in the post-credits.
Catch BIG SKY on ABC Thursday nights at 10PM EST.
Actor/producer Vinny Chhibber has been involved in acting in, creating and developing numerous award-winning film and television projects. Alongside starring in Big Sky as Jag Bhullar, Vinny can also be seen starring in Ava Duverney’s The Red Line, and TNT's Animal Kingdom among others. Vinny has also continued to pursue work behind the scenes under his production company Chhibber Mann Productions. His most recent production is the documentary Lost in America with Rosario Dawson and Tiffany Haddish; a film exploring the stories of homeless youth in America. Other films include Folk Hero Funny Guy (Tribeca) and M.F.A. (SXSW).
Janina Gavankar is most known for her diverse acting career in television, film and major video games like The Morning Show, True Blood, The League and Star Wars: Battlefront II. Recently, she was seen starring opposite Ben Affleck in The Way Back, and Riz Ahmed in Invasion. Next year, you'll see her alongside Cate Blanchett and Jack Black in Eli Roth’s Borderlands. Janina and her creative partner Russo Schelling wrote and directed the elevated horror short film, Stucco, which won a Special Jury Award at SXSW 2020 and which currently has over 40 million views across YouTube alone. She launched her full service podcast production company Safe Haven with its first show Truest Blood in partnership with HBO.