"It is tough to get into films. It's not easy to launch yourself alone. But from the very first day I had this in mind that if I will do anything, then I will do it alone," the Diya Aur Baati Hum actor said here on Tuesday during the launch announcement Udanchhoo.
"Touchwood, it's happening now. I have a great feeling that whatever I used to think I am able to do that now," he added.
The actor, who has also been part of international projects like Siddhartha - The Buddha and Darpok, hails his decision to participate in the reality show "Bigg Boss", and owes his success to the reality show.
He says "it's only because of 'Bigg Boss' that people know about me and love me".
"People have given so many blessings and love to me that I feel obliged to them. For me, their love comes first. They have made me a real life hero," Gautam said.
Udanchhoo will be directed by Vipin Parashar under the banner R Vision India Pvt Ltd. It will also feature newcomer Saisha Sehgal.