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Diljit Dosanjh in no rush to sign Hindi cinema projects

Diljit Dosanjh as Sartaj in 'Udta Punjab'.  

Diljit Dosanjh’s debut with Udta Punjab may have made him a rage in Bollywood, but the singer-actor 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 Sultan actor.

“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.”

Anushka 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.

“First, I have problem speaking in English, 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 Hindi and Punjabi films, Diljit, who considers himself a singer first, is planning to release few singles this year.

The Proper Patola hit maker 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.


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