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Posted at: Jun 22, 2016, 1:53 AM; last updated: Jun 22, 2016, 1:53 AM (IST)

This Singh is also King

A Punjabi film, Super Singh by Balaji Telefilms, is keeping actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh busy post Udta Punjab
This Singh is also King

Jasmine Singh

In a film that had established names like Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, one name, Diljit Dosanjh, was looking like the odd one out. Post the release of Udta Punjab, that one odd name has made everything even for himself.

Today, Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh is the talk of Bollywood; the actor has left critics and the movie-goers with one word — wow. The first thing that plays on our mind and we can’t help asking Diljit on his post Udta Punjab visit to Chandigarh is...were you sure or unsure of being noticed with a battery of well-known names around?

And he replies like a true Punjabi, “Do pair ghat turna par turna madakk naal (Walk less, but walk in style),” says Diljit. Indeed a walk that hasn’t gone unnoticed.

So, who else in Bollywood has noticed his walk? Diljit smiles, “I am doing a film with Anushka Sharma titled Phillauri. As of now, I am focussing on my next Punjabi film Super Singh, which will be directed by Anurag Singh (of Jatt & Juliet and Punjab 1984) fame. The film is being produced by Balaji Telefilms and is the production houses’ first Punjabi venture. It is also a first Punjabi film about a superhero.”

If you are looking for signs of ‘I have arrived’ then you’d really be disappointed! There is no 360 degree somersault happening here. This full-of-life singer-actor is still singing Punjabi songs, acting in Punjabi movies, (Sardaarji 2 hits the screens coming Friday), and just being the same. “Waheguru,” he says keeping his hand on his heart, something that he often does; showing he is humbled.

Post Udta Punjab, any lessons, any revelations? “To begin with, I wasn’t sceptical about my acting or role, since the film was based on a story of four different characters; I wasn’t worried about being seen and noticed enough. I have been offered roles like playing the actor’s friend or so, but I wouldn’t be playing such roles; bus karne hi nahi apaan aidan de role,” he smiles again, sounding sure of his path ahead.

Thanksgiving time, anyone he would want to say a word to? “It’s all because of my Waheguru and then of course my fans, who have loved me so much. The one consideration that I had in mind while doing Udta Punjab was that I didn’t want my fans in Punjab to say what have I done! Rest, life is moving as it is; I am in Chandigarh, will be going to Punjab. Apan ghar han g hun,” Diljit throws his head back.

jasmine@tribunemail.com

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