Acting is all about observation: Diljit
While some believe that acting can be learnt by doing theatre, actorsinger Diljit Dosanjh (right) feels that acting is all about observations. “I have never taken a professional training in acting. I’m a good observer, ab jo banda kam bolega vo observe hi karega. And I feel that acting is all about observations,” he says.
The actor, who has been singing since his childhood, embarked on his musical journey by playing tabla in his hometown’s Gurudwaras in Punjab. “I used to do Kirtans in Gurudwaras but I never sang there. Mujhe darr lagta tha ki kahi galat na bol dun. I had sung in my school functions — I started singing Punjabi songs there,” says Dosanjh. And due to his association with Gurudwaras, the Punjabi singer is quite spiritual. For him, maintaining spirituality is difficult. “I keep forgetting to be spiritual but there are people around me, who help me maintain that connect.”
When it comes to choosing roles, the script matters more to Dosanjh than his character. “First, I read the script and I try to understand my part. If the script is weak, then my role will eventually be weak too. So, I select something that the majority can relate to,” adds Dosanjh, who considers himself to be a director’s actor.