Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh recently took a dog on Bollywood after he was questioned if he liked his time in Bollywood. After initially saying that he would choose to stay quiet, he told, “Superstar change Apne Ghar pe (Those actors can be lions in their dens).”
In a conversation, Diljit Dosanjh told that he doesn’t look for whether or not he develops a successful career in Bollywood, as he has absolute composure when it comes to his music. He said that nothing can prevent him from making the type of music he likes to and that he is delighted with the fact that Punjabi singers are generally independent.
He said Film Companion in Hindi, “I have no desire of becoming a Bollywood star. I love music, and without anybody’s say, I can make my music. No superstar can tell me that this music won’t work, or that someone else’s song would work better, none of this works on me. Punjabi artists are independent, and that’s great freedom to have. Nobody can stop us, nobody can stop me from making music. I will keep making music for as long as I want to, and for as long as God allows me to. And I don’t give a damn about getting work in Bollywood.”
When questioned if he had a promising experience in the Hindi film industry, Diljit chuckled wryly. “If I speak up about it, it’ll become a big deal,” he said. “It’s better to stay away from all this. Your eyes reveal everything. It isn’t necessary to use words. And filmmaking is the kind of medium where you don’t need to get lines. You have your face and your expressions and your eyes, which reveal everything. I’m not crazy about anybody; no actor, no director, nobody. They can be superstars in their own homes.” Diljit seemed to second-guess the last line. He told, “Perhaps I should have said this before.”
Diljit, who has featured in several hit Punjabi films, made his Bollywood debut with Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab, also featuring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Kareena Kapoor. He has also starred in Phillauri, Soorma, Arjun Patiala, Good Newz, and Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari. He will soon be seen in a Netflix film helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar.