I’M NOT A ROLE MODEL FOR ANY­ONE: DILJIT

In an hon­est chat, singer-ac­tor Diljit Dosanjh says he is on so­cial me­dia for work, and does not wish to be a role model for his fans

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The cast of up­com­ing Pun­jabi film, Su­per Singh, ac­tors Diljit Dosanjh and Sonam Ba­jwa, vis­ited HT House on Fri­day to in­ter­act with the win­ners of the Stars in the City con­test. When a fan told Diljit about how in­flu­en­tial are the char­ac­ters he plays on screen, the very hon­est singer­ac­tor replied that he did th­ese roles purely as work, and be­cause they were of­fered to him. “I am not a role model for any­one. The same ac­tor plays the role of a thief and a po­lice of­fi­cer on-screen. It’s not fair to look for role mod­els in them. Be­ing an en­ter­tainer, I want to play the role both of a vil­lain and a hero. You can spread aware­ness through en­ter­tain­ment. I acted in Udta Pun­jab (2016) which was based on drugs even though I never drink. Also, just be­cause I’ve never had al­co­hol does not mean I can­not sing about it.. Aap lo­gon ko choose karna hai ki aapko kya seekhna hai,” said Diljit, adding, “Main paise bana raha hoon, apni life aur fam­ily ko safe kar raha hoon. If I get an op­por­tu­nity to do some­thing in life, I will do it. Right now, I am a very self­ish per­son.”

Of course, a con­ver­sa­tion with Diljit is in­com­plete with­out the men­tion of Amer­i­can real­ity tele­vi­sion star Kylie Jen­ner. Diljit has of­ten spo­ken about how much he likes her. When a fan quizzed him about whether he would pick Kylie or ac­tor Anushka Sharma, who he acted along­side in his film Phillauri, he said, “Aap Kylie ke baad koi bhi naam lete tab bhi an­swer Kylie hi hota.” Diljit and Sonam’s fans were in for a treat as the two sang the song Hawa Vich from the film, while Sonam also danced to Ho Gaya Talli with the au­di­ence.

Mean­while, Sonam said that she signed the Anurag Singh di­rec­to­rial with­out even know­ing its genre. “When I signed the film, I didn’t know it was a su­per­hero film. I was so ex­cited to work with Anurag and Diljit, so I didn’t ask any­thing else. I was hap­pily sur­prised. I couldn’t imag­ine that they could make a su­per­hero film in such a way. I re­mem­ber ask­ing Anurag about how he thought about the film. He said it had been in his mind for two- three years and fi­nally he made it,” she said.

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