Diljit Dosanjh has become one of the most loved celebrities amongst the Indian cinema goers both onshore and offshore. Being a hard-working and multi-talented artist, he never stops pushing the envelope with regard to the kinds of roles he explores.
With his upcoming Bollywood flick, Arjun Patiala set to release coming Friday, Diljit has a few things to say about the portrayal of Sardars in Bollywood till date. He also expressed his views about how cinema goers in general have started accepting turbaned heroes, which was not the case in the past.
In an interview given to Pinkvilla, Diljit spoke about the kind of changes that he would like to see in the film industry when it comes to the portrayal of Sardars. Below are his exact words,
“What change can I bring alone? But what I feel is that whatever film I am doing, I will make sure that a Sardar character is not made fun of. It is a different thing that Sardars love making merry and having fun, but that doesn’t mean people should make fun of us.”
“Because there were no turban heroes. Initially, even Punjabi films didn’t have actors with turbans. Even when I had started acting, we didn’t have heroes wearing turbans. People had told me not to enter the film industry as it was not my zone’. They said that I should stick to singing songs only because we had Sardar singers but we didn’t have Sardar actors,” he further added.
Meanwhile, when it comes to Arjun Patiala, it is a quirky romantic comedy, where Diljit plays a small town man in the capacity of male lead, with Kriti Sanon as his leading lady. Helmed by Rohit Jugraj, and co-produced by T-Series and Maddock Films, Arjun Patiala is set to release on July 26th, 2019.
Have a look at the trailer of Arjun Patiala here –