Diljit Dosanjh, who made a successful Bollywood debut last year with “Udta Punjab” and now gearing up for the release of his second Hindi movie “Phillauri”.
Punjab actor Diljit Dosanjh says he never faced step-motherly treatment in Bollywood.The actor, who is a name to reckon with in Punjabi cinema, made a successful entry in the Bollywood industry with his debut film “Udta Punjab” and is now gearing up for the release of his second Hindi film “Phillauri”.
The actor-singer says everyone in the Bollywood treats him with great admiration and he has had a wonderful experience so far. “I have never faced it (discrimination) nor has anybody tried to do bad to me. Whoever I met, they greeted me with respect and love. I never felt any camp system here,” said the actor.
When asked about the camp system in the film Industry, he said, “Yes, when you make films you can have your ‘team’. One team is making a film like this, the other team will make a different film.”
‘Udta Punjab’ featured another male actor, Shahid Kapoor, and in the same way, the next upcoming movie of the star ‘Phillauri’ features another male actor Suraj Sharma who is “Life of Pi” actor. However, Diljit said he doesn’t think about over the number of actors featuring in a film with him and instead, chooses for a good content. “I want to do movies with great stories. The script should be good. I have no issues if there are several actors with me. The number of actors can vary but the content should be good. I have no such problems “, he said.
In his debut film in Bollywood industry, he paired opposite Kareena Kapoor and in the next movie ‘Phillauri’, he will be seen opposite Anushka Sharma. “Both are great actresses and extremely dedicated to their work and seen Kareena ma’am work really hard for her role. Same goes for Anushka ma’am. Another benefit for Anushka ma’am is that she is the producer as well,” he said.
“It’s a big achievement to Anushka who came from a non-filmy background and set up her own production house. “
Having worked in both Hindi and Punjabi films, the actor feels there is no difference between the two industries.