Haven't become a star yet: Diljit Dosanjh

New Delhi, Jan 18: He is a singing sensation, a celebrated name in the Punjabi film industry and has won over Bollywood fans with his roles in films like "Udta Punjab" and "Phillauri". However, Diljit Dosanjh says he does not feel he has become a star yet.

With critics and audiences loving his performances, he still doesn't feel he has achieved stardom?

"No, I have not become a star yet... I do not feel like that currently," Diljit told IANS over the phone from Mumbai.

Diljit made his acting debut in 2011 with "The Lion of Punjab" and ventured into Bollywood in 2016 with "Udta Punjab". He has also sung numbers like "Proper patola", "This Singh is so stylish", "Do you know" and "5 taara", which have been chart-toppers.

"I have miles to go. Right now, it is not the time that I look back and see what I have done or where I started from or where I have reached. When I reach a stage, maybe after the age of 60, then I would look back and see where I started from and what I have done," he said.

As he is gaining popularity in Bollywood, will Punjabi films take a backseat?

"No. Two of my Hindi films will release this year. But my love for Punjabi films is more. This year, my Punjabi film 'Rangroot' will release. It is based on World War I. So, every year a Punjabi film by me will come," said Diljit, who has earlier starred in films like "Jatt & Juliet", "Sardaarji", "Ambarsariya" and "Super Singh" in his native language.

Diljit, 34, said the common factor in the Hindi and Punjabi film industries remains that "you get a good opportunity to make money in both Bollywood and the Punjabi film industry."

As of now, he is exploring the small screen too. He will be seen -- once again -- as a mentor in the second season of singing reality show "Rising Star", to be aired on Colors channel.

"Firstly, the similarity between the two seasons will be that it is live like the last time. I think this is the only show that does a live telecast and there is not even a difference of a second... This time there will be new singers, songs, and new stories. The set is also new. This time it will be more fun," he said.

Diljit finds both TV and films are "strong mediums".

"A good film will be etched in the minds of people. A film has its own spectacular journey and television has a quick response. I am doing this show because of the way I perform live on stage and get a quick response," he added.

On the film front, he will next be seen playing former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh in the upcoming biopic "Soorma", which also stars Taapsee Pannu.

"I had never played hockey and I am doing a film on hockey. I thought I'd only be able to do films that I can relate to, but since I am in this field, I would have to do new subjects that are not close to my real life. I have learned hockey under the guidance of Sandeep Singh."

Diljit also has "Arjun Patiala" with Kriti Sanon.

"The film is a small-town comedy," he said of the movie in which he essays a policeman yet again after "Jatt & Juliet 2".



Related news

Don’t Miss

CBI arrests Rotomac firm owner Vikram Kothari, son
Akshya shares Kesaria moment with Afghani kids
Priyanka shares her 'sexy pillow'!
Modi Govt red faced..Khalistan man gets visa, gets clicked with Mrs Trudeau
PNB gets tough with Nirav Modi..Give practical plan to return money
No bail, AAP MLAs sent to Tihar jail for 14 days in Chief Secy assault case
LG=BJP agent, alleges AAP..Party angry at inaction in minister beating case
Ajmal blasts Army Chief for playing politics, Army defends boss
Holi Hai..Yogi will play Lathmaar Holi in Barsana on Feb 24
VIDEO: BJP MP throws tantrums, scolds official for not providing him scissors
Kapil Sharma shocks India, promotes Pakistan Super League
Shocking..Khalistani separatist seen with Mrs Trudeau..Dinner invite cancelled later
Party's policies to focus on people's welfare: Kamal
Mohit Marwah's wedding: These celebs spotted
New girl in Bollywood...who is she?
This Ranveer PIC is breaking internet, don't miss
Wedding Album of Mohit Marwah has Sridevi, Sonam Kapoor in their best looks
Cho chweet. Unseen video: Kareena, Taimur play, have fun
Army chief's observations neither political nor religious, feels Army
Energetic youth, creative women, innovative farmer make Nagaland scale new heights, says PM
India ranks 81st in global corruption perception index
Kamal Hassan's gorgeous daughters wish papa good luck!
Rotomac Fraud: Did questioning Kothari's wife, staff reveal something?
India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC
Trouble again on LoC; BSF, Army giving a befitting reply
Sensex slips 144 points ahead of F&O expiry
This pro-Khalistani convict was invited to Trudeau's events in India
Trump Jr will not be speaking on behalf of President Trump
Soldier injured in J&K gunfight
Gunfight erupts in J&K between militants and the security forces

Most Recent

Most Popular