Singer Diljit Dosanjh created history this year by becoming the first Punjabi singer to perform at the Coachella music festival
Singer Diljit Dosanjh has reacted to the fake news spread after his second Coachella performance earlier this month. A video has been circulating that shows him speaking about a woman waving a Tricolour in the crowd. He said during the concert, “Eh mere Punjabi bhain bhraawan layi, mere desh da jhanda laike khadi aa kudi, eh mere desh layi, negativity ton bacho, music saareyan da saanjha (This girl is carrying my country's flag. This is for my country and everyone. Music belongs to all and is mutual, don't use it to spread hate).
The comment is presented as a message against the country and the flag. “So @diljitdosanjh objects when someone waves Indian tricolour during one of his concert in US. Which passport he’s carrying? Republic of KhaIistan? Shame one those Indians who listen to such 2rs artists,” a user commented on the video.
Reacting to the trolling, the singer took to Twitter and wrote, “DON’T SPREAD FAKE NEWS and NEGATIVITY. Mai Kiha Eh Mere Desh Da Jhanda Hai. Eh Mere Desh Lai.. Means MERI Eh Performance Mere desh Lai. Je Punjabi Nhi Aundi Tan Google Kar leya Karo Yaar… Kion ke Coachella Ek Big Musical Festival Aa Othey Har desh to log aunde ne.. that’s why Music Sab Da Sanjha Hai. SAHI GAL NU PUTHI KIVE GHUMAUNA KOI TUADEY WARGEYA TON SIKHEY ENU V GOOGLE KAR LEYO.”
Fans came out in support for him and wrote, “Proud of You. Keep Rocking and Making India Proud. We all love you. Bash on Regardless. Jai Hind.” Politician Manjinder Singh Sirsa also commented on the controversy. "It would be better if @pun_fact starts posting complete video. @diljitdosanjh dedicated this concert to India and Punjab. He tweeted, 'eh mere Punjabi bhain bhraawan layi, mere desh da jhanda laike khadi aa kudi, eh mere desh layi, negativity ton bacho, music saareyan da saanjha'. It's shameful that some handles are creating a negative agenda and spreading hatred.”
Diljit’s historic Coachella performance was lauded across the country. Several celebrities, including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Gurdaas Mann and Badshah took to social media to congratulate him.
Diljit has given chartbusters songs such as Proper Patola, Do You Know and Patiala Peg. He made his Bollywood debut with Udta Punjab and later starred in films such as Phillauri, Soorma, Welcome To New York, Arjun Patiala, Sooraj Pe Mangal Bhaari, and Good Newwz, among others. He will next be seen in Rhea Kapoor’s The Crew, alongside Tabu and Kareena Kapoor Khan.