Diljit Dosanjh has managed to carve a niche for himself in Bollywood. While his fans love his Punjabi songs and film, the singer-actor has managed to draw a lot of attention with his Hindi films as well. However, the actor is not very keen on working in Bollywood films anymore.
The actor, who recently shot for Ali Abbas Zafar’s Netflix film titled Detective Sherdil, told Film Companion, “I give a damn about getting work in Bollywood.” He went on to add, “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 anymore. 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 went on to quip, “Punjab me joh bhi artists hai, wo khud gaane banate hai. Ye bohot badi azaadi hai. Koi hume rok nahi sakta hai. Toh music banane se mujhe koi rok nahi sakta. Jab tak mera mann karega, music banega. Jab tak bhagwaan chahega, music banega. Bollywood me kaam mile na mile, ratti bhar fark nahi padta (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).”
However, for Diljit Dosanjh, Abbas Zafar’s project was very different and he said to the project even before reading the script. He too Film Companion, “He (Ali) narrated the script to me. I asked him if it was a nice film. I trusted his words,” Diljit revealed 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.