Diljit wants to charge for singing in films

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Film pe aapki iz­zat tik jati hai. Aur jab iz­zat pe baat aati hai toh banda kuch bhi karta hai

—Diljit Dosanjh, singer-ac­tor

Pro­duc­ers of­ten as­sume that if Pun­jabi singer Diljit Dosanjh is act­ing in their films, he will sing for them as well. How­ever, that has not gone down too well with the singer-ac­tor, who says that he must start charg­ing for the songs which he sings for films that he is act­ing in.

“Mu­jhe lagta hai ki mu­jhe gaane ke paise alag se lene chahiye. Lekin hum sab friends ho gaye hain, toh abhi bol­unga ki gaane ke paise alag se lunga, toh unko bura lagega. Busi­ness wise toh mu­jhe lene chahiye. Be­cause agar main alag se al­bum bhi karta hoon, toh woh alag se bikegi,” says Diljit dur­ing his visit to Hin­dus­tan Times.

How­ever, ob­ject­ing to this prac­tice seems to be quite a task for the singer. “Lekin mana toh nahi kar sakte. Film pe aapki iz­zat tik jati hai. Aur jab iz­zat pe baat aati hai toh banda kuch bhi karta hai,” he says.

Diljit, who is ea­gerly wait­ing for the release of his next Pun­jabi film Mukhtiar Chadha, is also making his Bol­ly­wood de­but this year with film­maker Ab­hishek Chaubey’s up­com­ing film along­side Ka­reena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor.

How­ever, the ac­tor says that he will never leave re­gional films for Bol­ly­wood. “If the sub­jects for the Bol­ly­wood films look in­ter­est­ing then I’ll definitely do it. It’s not com­pul­sory for me to act in ev­ery film that I’m of­fered. I don’t really need to do that as I am very happy with my ca­reer in mu­sic and Pun­jabi films. It gives me the abil­ity to choose my work. Aisa nahi hai ki koi bhi mu­jhe Bol­ly­wood film of­fer karega toh mein kar lunga,” he says.

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