Diljit Dosanjh in no hurry to sign any role for Bollywood movies

24 July 2016, 10:47 AM
Diljit Dosanjh
Diljit Dosanjh

His Hindi film debut “Udta Punjab” may have made him a rage in Bollywood, but singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh says he is in no hurry to sign new projects and will only choose roles that will not upset his fans.

The 32-year-old actor, who is already a superstar in Punjab, says he never had an agenda while making a foray in the Hindi film industry.

“I don’t do anything keeping Bollywood in mind. I was recently offered few Bollywood movies, but I felt there was nothing much for me to do as an artist and even my fans will not like it. I don’t want to rush. Whatever next I will do I will make sure not to embarrass my fans,” Diljit told PTI.

The actor says his fan-base may have increased after the release of the Abhishek Chaubey-directed film, but he prefers not to let the celebrity tag get attached to him.

“I don’t feel like a celebrity. I did not sign ‘Udta Punjab’ to increase my fan following. The only thing I consider before signing a project is that my fans should like it. I understand my responsibility towards my fans,” he added.

Diljit will next be seen in Anushka Sharma’s production “Phillauri” and the actor says he has a lot of respect for the actress. “Working with Anushka was great. All these big artists have this beautiful way of making the junior artists comfortable. I respect her a lot as an artist.”

The “Sultan” actress may be someone, who befriends her co-stars, but Diljit prefers to speak less in front of her as he doesn’t want to make a “fool” of himself.“I am very shy on set. I don’t talk much. When you are working with such a big artist like Anushka you need to think before you speak.

“Firstly I have this English problem, I think I may not understand what everyone is talking about and will make a fool of myself. My Hindi is also not that good, I am working on it.  That’s why I try to speak less and only speak in front of camera,” he said.

However, once the camera is on the “Sardaarji 2” star gives his best as he understands his responsibility towards the makers. “After the camera rolls I am perfectly fine and energetic as I have a responsibility to not disappoint the makers.”

Apart from the Bollywood and Punjabi films, Diljit, who considers himself a singer first, is planning to release few singles this year.

The “Proper Patola” hitmaker is also wants to do a concert in Mumbai. “This year I am planning to come up with few singles. I am working on few Punjabi songs and will also try to create music keeping in mind the pan India audience. I am also planning to do few concerts in Mumbai,” he said. 

First Published: Sunday, July 24, 2016 10:43 AM
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