TVB Indian Actor, Q BoBo, Forced to Leave Hong Kong

By on July 9, 2012 in NEWS, Star Interviews

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Popular TVB Indian actor, Gill Mohinderpaul Singh, better known as Q BoBo (喬寶寶), has recently hit the spotlight with his well-received performance in the TVB comedy, No Good Either Way <衝呀!瘦薪兵團>. Unfortunately, No Good Either Way may be BoBo’s last work with TVB as the 43-year-0ld moves to Scotland!

Born and raised in Hong Kong, BoBo married his wife Gurinder Kaur Gill when he was 19 years old. They had their first son when BoBo was 21 years old. Their second son was born in 2003 in Scotland. For 16 years, BoBo worked as an assistant officer for the Hong Kong Correctional Services Department. Believing that he would have no chances for a promotion, BoBo left his position and decided to join the entertainment industry.

BoBo entered the industry after appearing on an episode of the TVB game show, Minutes to Fame <殘酷一叮> in 2005, winning a management contract with the company. Besides erotic films, the flexible BoBo was willing to perform in anything, and by 2008, BoBo was already a quiet millionaire, becoming a major stockholder in two restaurants and a production company.

Bobo said, “I really want to thank Lee Lai Ha (李麗霞) for taking care of me. She included me in everything. When she wanted to open a new restaurant or production company, she always included me in the projects. She is the reason why I am able to have so many performance opportunities.”

Q BoBo Emigrates to Scotland for Son

BoBo’s eldest son, 21-year-old Inderpal, is currently a third-year college student living in Scotland, majoring in Economics. His second son, 9-year-old Arvin, was born with a weak spinal cord and diagnosed with ADHD. Hong Kong’s extremely compacted atmosphere is unsuitable for Arvin, who has to undergo long-term physical therapy. In order for Arvin to live under a better environment and have improved learning conditions, BoBo decided to let Arvin stay in Scotland permanently.

Having to consistently travel back and forth between Hong Kong and Scotland, BoBo’s wife decided to apply for an HKSAR passport to ease up traveling difficulties. However, the Hong Kong Immigration Department rejected her application. After much discussion with his family, BoBo and his wife decided to move to Scotland permanently.

BoBo said, “Once I received the notification letter, I called the office to ask about the situation. They told me it was confidential. I don’t even know what I did wrong! I have many fellow Indian friends who lived here for less than 10 years and could still apply for a passport, even though they did not know Cantonese and are living on welfare. I really don’t understand! My wife has to go to Scotland to take care of our son. Since she has no HKSAR passport, we have no choice but to apply for immigration. After my contract with TVB ends next April, I will move to Scotland in August. I have no choice but to give up the entertainment industry!”

Currently residing in a small 602-feet flat in Yau Ma Tei’s Liberty Mansion on Jordan Road, BoBo said he is reluctant to say goodbye to Hong Kong, his home for 42 years. He mused, “I’ve been living in Jordan my whole life. I like to walk around Temple Street and eat dim sum. It’s hard to let go!”

BoBo further expressed that he would miss working in TVB, and said that he made a lot of life-long friends after joining the company.” BoBo kept a lot of TV Buddy dolls and prizes that he won from TVB game shows, which he will also bring with him to Scotland.

However, BoBo did not completely rule out the possibility of returning to Hong Kong. He said, “Last year, my sister and I opened an Indian restaurant here. Business has been going well. Depending on the situation, I may return to Hong Kong!”

Sources: ihtkv.com, Sudden Weekly #883

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49 comments to TVB Indian Actor, Q BoBo, Forced to Leave Hong Kong

  1. jayne says:

    I like Q BoBo! Just as his star is shining, he is leaving TVB! He is naturally funny and what an interesting background he has.

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    • lol replied:

      Yes agree. He was well received in NGEW and shines there. It’s a pity he has to leave when his star just starts to shine

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    • Norika replied:

      yeah agree, Qbobo is “naturally” funny. Hope Arvin will get well soon. The immigration should have done better for this family!

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    • vivien replied:

      Agreed! He hit the spotlight in this series and he’s natural! Now suddenly he’s leaving?

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  2. lol says:

    Qbobo is my most favourite actor in NGEW! It’s sad that he must leave . His acting and Cantonese is good for an Indian

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    • TVBFanatic replied:

      I should hope his cantonese is good considering he was born and raised in Hong Kong for his entire life! :p

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      • vivien replied:

        LOL. 42 years but I read an interview that he can’t write in Chinese because his school only taught English, Hindi and Indian languages.

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    • josie replied:

      I was pleasantly surprised by all the fluent Indian extras that were cast in “no good”.
      It’s much better than the gweilo klf’s they used to hire, that spoke Cantonese so poorly.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        They even speak more fluently than some chinese actors themselves! It is the Hindi that I suspect is gibberish.

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  3. Kaye says:

    Yah thats to bad! But family comes first.

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  4. Heather says:

    LOL. His character in No Good Either Way was named after his son!!!!!

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  5. Daisy says:

    Such a pity! I really liked him T.T but what he is doing is for the best! I support him! Family should always be the #1 priority 🙂

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  6. sushiroll says:

    oh no!!!!!! i’m sure TVB considering their status and whatnot, are gonna help Bobo’s wife get passport, maybe it was just an admin bungle?????????

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      TVB doesn’t help their own artistes more so a foreign one. Immigration is not their concern. But at least he is ric.

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  7. HeTieShou says:

    It is sad to see him leave but for the time being, I guess it is best for his family. However, I have a really good feeling that he will return to Hk again. Good luck to him and his family. After his son finishes school, he may come back, who knows? Anything is possible…

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  8. Funn Lim says:

    WHAT?! This is not fair!!!! I like him! I want him in TVB!! What the hell is wrong with HK immigration? Is he not an upstanding HK citizen or something? Scotland? Wow! That is like drastic!!

    I will miss him. This is crazy.

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    • jayne replied:

      Funn,
      Q Bobo is ready to move on to bigger things in life! Let’s be happy for him that he is finally united with his wife.

      Even without his wife’s passport issue, I suspect he is happy with the fortune he carved in HK and ready to enjoy life.

      Why work so hard when your loved ones are not near?

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      • Veejay replied:

        He might be gone..but he will forever be in your memories 🙂 “quoted by Rainbow bridge”. Sorry i’m not saying he’ll encounter any bad things.. it’s just a quote to say someone you missed so bad is no longer iwth you.

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      • josie replied:

        But I think he’d rather stay in hk b/c he has more opportunities. Maybe he hopes media coverage will pressure the hk govt to review his wife’s case again.

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    • Larry 3 replied:

      He’ll be back. most TVB artists rejecters do it sometime in their life…..

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        I have a good feeling that he will come back too… Especially, since he also said that he and his sister have opened a restaurant here…

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  9. Larry 3 says:

    Why Scotland? Why!?

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  10. Veejay says:

    He’s leaving for a better country so it’s all good. Good luck to him.

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    • kenny replied:

      Is Scotland really better than HK? Perhaps the environment or house are better, but you’ll always leave something better behind – like the food,the shoppings, the friends, the culture, career and the conveniences etc.

      Hope he’ll return to HK after awhile, like many of the HK actors that have migrated in the past. I do really like to see more minorities in TVB shows.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        It all depends how you define “better”. If you feel that better housing, better environment, a maybe more peaceful place(I think that is how Scotland is, but not sure since I have not been there),etc..then Scotland is better for you. But if you like a more exciting place, Hk food, your current job and everything else, then HK is better or should I say more suitable place for you. I have a feeling that Bobo may not like Scotland as much as HK, but he may adjust with time since he has no other choice.

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  11. Kidd says:

    Why did the immigration department refuse to reveal the reason for rejection? His wife is the directly affected person. She has the right to know. Is it ok to just give ‘confidential’ as a reason?

    I assume Gil’s wife is not born in HK. Did is wife has PR? She has been married to Gil for over 20 years. Immigration department still afraid it’s a scam marriage or something?

    Immigration department really works in strange ways. Not only HK, in M’sia also the same. I wonder if Gil’s or his wife’s race has anything to do with it.

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    • Veejay replied:

      You’re right Kidd, Msia works the same way as strange as in HK. They just tell u it’s Private and Confidential..then you will be left with no answers and guessing yourself. In Msia, it’s worse because most of the answers u got is “saya tak tahu, bukan saya buat” which translated as “I dont know, I didnt do that”..which sometimes really make ppl frustrated with such irresponsible answer.

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      • Applelim replied:

        There must be a reason why they reject his wife’s application. Sounds strange for the fact they have been living in HK all these years and took them so long to come to this decision.
        Dont think he wants to go but going because of son’s health.
        However having said that he will miss HK’s weather and food!!!! Scotland is cold!!! I should know as living in UK and here is cold enough.

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      • Kidd replied:

        In Malaysia PR are given to those people whole are Muslim like Indonesia ,Pakistani ,arab ,palestine and Indian Muslim or Mamak ,some of those Mamak become Malay like our former pm ,Dr Mahathir

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      • Jayne2012 replied:

        Ini kerana mereka bukan Islam,that simple ,Indian are the most discriminated by the Malaysia ruling party BN and mamak and hong kong could be the same?

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Kidd, immigration aka home office is under no obligation to reveal why. Like in Malaysia they have right of rejection cloak in secrecy. You can file an application in court to review their decision but passport is the right of the country to give, not your auto right to receive. I suppose HK also work the same way. Actually everywhere works the same way.

      And just imagine, if banks can refuse to tell you why they reject your loan or credit card application, more so immigration.

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    • Moses replied:

      I think because his wife was Indian ,if his wife was white or western situation are different ,Hong Konger sometime look down at Indian and call them ah char ,just like Malaysian call Indian keling,hong kong workship white ,they too look down at mainland Chinese and refer them as ah chan .

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      • Harley replied:

        Theres more Indians in hong long than any other non Asian race. Besides I don’t think race is an issue with immigration. Look at how many Chinese people hong long rejects each year.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      I also wonder the same things… Is it a racial discrimination thing??

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  12. P. Tan says:

    Scotland is, oh, so cold but for that it is a good place to live. I know, as I go there almost every year and I find the people warm and kind and there is hardly or no racial discrimination. Bo Bo should be happy there but of course he would be happier in HK where he’s been for so long. Wish him all the best!

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    • jayne replied:

      P.Tan
      Q Bobo seems like a very cheerful man, who should be happy anywhere. He’s earned many fans among TVB viewers!

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Even if it is true that Bobo may be happy everywhere he goes, however, I still feel that inside his heart, he still will love and miss Hk the most… It is so sad to have to say goodbye to a place that you were born, raised and have lived in all of your life. I really how all of those that were forced to leave their country and home feel as well. I can imagine the despair that they feel. Good luck to him wherever he goes and hope that he will come back to HK one day. I have a good feeling that he will..

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  13. Hannahh says:

    oh too bad no more BoBo 🙁 goodluck to him n his family. Hope Arvin get better.

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  14. exoidus says:

    Too bad, now that I just started to like him.

    Hmm wonder if he will settle down in Edinburgh?

    Good luck!

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  15. Masaharu says:

    “Hong Kong’s extremely compacted atmosphere is unsuitable for Arvin, who has to undergo long-term physical therapy. In order for Arvin to live under a better environment and have improved learning conditions, BoBo decided to let Arvin stay in Scotland permanently.”

    He got good side incomes and he got his priorities(the son’s well being) right.

    I wish him luck 🙂

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  16. Grace says:

    I cant believe it, I really like him!!!
    He’s very good in the latest show with Ruco.
    Please come back!!!

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  17. Charbydis says:

    Why on earth did HK gov not grant his application?

    I hope after his son settles down in Scotland, Gill might return to TVB for work, even if just for a few series per year.

    He truly has talent, especially in the comedy department. I miss him! Good luck to him and his family in their new home!

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      He can still go back and forth when he gets the chance. Many celebs that have lived in Canada often come back and forth to work for TVB and all. Hopefully, when his son gets better, he can come back. I am sure TVB will welcome him with open arms.

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  18. iawnaek says:

    This is sad. He is very likeable.

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  19. CHo says:

    Wow…tvb should truly do something about that! He has just gain popularity through “No Good Either Way” and now he must leave, it is very disappointing.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      TVB seems like a strong company in HK. I hope they will help him but then again, if they were able to then they would have already… Sad indeed…

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  20. aptos says:

    QBB’s situation is definitely sad and unfortunate. Hong Kong’s immigration bureaucracy got in the way of good judgement and common sense. QBB is paying into the social welfare and governmental taxation system and not leeching off the government’s welfare system. I hope he appeals the decision and have his case revisited. Like a fewer bloggers suggested, I am sure TVB can rally QBB’s supporters/bloggers to inundate the immigration department with a physical demonstration, a media blitz or an online condemnation of the HK Immigration Dept. asinine decision.

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  21. elin says:

    i love hm.. sad.. hope he gets sorted out.. anyway scotland is a great place… so no worries

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  22. Lin4Me says:

    🙁 When he comes back to HK, I don’t think TVB will be the only one answering him.

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