Diljit Dosanjh says he gives a ‘damn’ about getting work in Bollywood
- The Punjabi singer-actor has opened up on his Bollywood experience
- He said he will work on his own terms
- Diljit is currently enjoying the success of his latest album MoonChild Era
Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh, who was last seen in 2020 Bollywood film 'Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari', is next doing an Ali Abbas Zafar’s film titled Detective Sherdil. He says that he was on board even before reading the script.
“He (Ali) narrated the script to me. I asked him if it a nice film. I trusted his words,” Diljit said in Hindi as he explained that he could not read the script because it was in English. “Luckily, shoot bohot accha hua hai (Luckily, the shoot went well),” he added.
But when told that in Bollywood, no one usually signs a film or lands on the sets of a film without knowing about their part or reading the script, Diljit candidly said, “I give a damn about getting work in Bollywood.”
Diljit said, “Mujhe kaam karna bhi nahi hai Bollywood me. Meri koi iccha bhi nahi hai Bollywood me bohot mahaan kalakaar banjaun. Main music ko pyaar karta hu aur bina kisi ke marzi ke music kar sakta hu. Bina kisi superstar ke kehne se. Iska kaam chalega ya nahi chalega, ya isko gaana milega ya nahi milega ye sab cheezein humare pe nahi chalti hai (I don’t want to work in Bollywood. I have no such desire that I should become a big Bollywood star. I love music and I can make it without anyone’s interference. No one can tell me this will work or that will work).”
He also added that every artist in Punjab makes his/her own music.
"We have that freedom. No one can stop us. No one can stop me from making music. I will make music till my last breath and till the time there is God’s will. I give a damn about getting work in Bollywood," he said.
When asked about his bitter experience in the industry, Diljit replied, “Baat niklegi toh door tak jayegi. Bach jao jitna bach sakte ho (If I reveal, it will go too far. Save yourself till the time you can).”
He ended his comment by saying, “Superstar honge apne ghar pe,” but soon regretted his sentence and requested the interviewer to not probe further.