EXCLUSIVE: Diljit Dosanjh opens up on the difference between Bollywood and Punjabi movies
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Actor Diljit Dosanjh, popular for his Punjabi films, has also made some notable films in Bollywood. He made a name for himself in the industry playing in Udta Punjab and Good Newwz. However, his next film, Honsla Rakh, which is a Punjabi film, is now aimed at a wider audience. The film is no longer a Punjabi film but a Pan-Indian film. Speaking about the difference between Bollywood and regional cinema, in an exclusive interview with Bollywood Bubble, Diljit was asked about this difference where he mentioned that regional cinema has a lot of stories to tell; that is why they are mainly remade in Hindi.
“Aap hamari movie ka trailer dekhiye aur batayi ki quality mein kahi kami hai. Me bata nahi sakta hoon ki mujhe kaha kaha se Bollywood se phone aa rahe hai, ‘ki hame bhi aise film ban nani hai, hume bhi aisa karna, naam toh bata nahi lena chahiye bus aap trailer dekhiye Honsla Rakh ka aur ki hame batay kami hai ya koi difference hai.He then attributes the film to the producer, director and technicians.
Adding more to that, Shehnaaz stepped in and said, “Punjabi mein itna saara talent hai, as a singer, as an actress, agar Bollywood isko performs karega ki Punjab mein zyada talent hai, to mujhe lagta hai ki saare punajbiyon ko mauka milega Bollwyood mein kaam karne ka. Diljit the cut and teasingly says he doesn’t want luck; However, Shehnaaz says she wants to work in Bollywood. “Hame nahi chahiye mauka, jisse kaam karna hai wo aaye,” he says.
Besides, Sonam also gave his opinion on the same. She was thrilled that Bollywood had expressed their desire to make a movie about it. She thinks it’s a proud moment. “Punjabi industry budgets ko dekhe toh hamari compare to Bollywood bohot kam hai toh uss limited resources mein agar humne aisi kuch banayi ki Bollywood usse banana chahta hai aur mera ye shuru se dream hai ki southern movies ke remake bante aur unke right liye jaate hai. Bohot proud ki baat hogi agar Bollywood bhi humse inspiration leke kuch karega. I take it as a huge compliment.She also mentioned that for true lovers, language would not be an obstacle since it is an art.
Diljit also adds: “Ho sakta hai regional cinema jo bhi ho chahe wo Punjabi ka ho, South ka ho, Bollywood min kaafi filmin South ki hai. Toh regional cinema ke passes kahaniya hai kehneke liye, so we are proud of hamare pe regional cinema, hame punjabi filmon pe proud hai, jo South ke filmon mein kaam karte hai unko films from the south pe proud hoga. Hmm sab bollywood movies bhi enjoy karte hai. Lekin humein proud hai ki hum Punjabi films karte hai.“
Directed by Amarjit Singh Saron, Honsla Rakh with Diljit Dosanjh, Shehnaaz Gill, Sonam Bajwa will be released on October 15th.
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