He is being touted among the most promising newcomers in Bollywood of 2016 and actor Diljit Dosanjh hopes his work in tinsel town paves a way for other Punjabi stars to make it big
“I hope my entry in Hindi films makes it easier for other Punjabi actors to establish themselves in the industry. At the same time, I feel whosoever works with good intention and puts hard work will excel. One, who is hardworking, will get opportunities regardless of him or her being from Punjab or any other state.''
His turn as police officer Sartaj Singh in the trailers of "Udta Punjab" has generated hype, not only among his Punjabi admirers but also Bollywood fans, who have taken notice of the 32-year-old actor in a heavy ensemble. Besides his acting, the audience has been going gaga over his rendition of Punbjabi poet, Shiv Kumar Batalvi's "Ikk Kudi", in the thriller.
Diljit, however, quite modestly says he is not aware of the increased fan following that he has received. The "Jatt and Juliet" actor still feels there's a long way to go before he becomes a pan-India star. "I am not sure how the audience will find my work. The initial reactions that came were just because of the trailer, the real picture will come out after the movie releases."
Morever, for Diljit not letting down his home fans with his work in Bollywood is most important. "According to me, only my Punjabi fans are going to watch 'Udta Punjab' for me. I did the film also thinking about them only. I just want them to be happy with my work. I hope they don't get embarrassed watching me. Most importantly, my admirers in Punjab should like me. I don't have much greed to have fans beyond that."