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Diljit Dosanjh on representation of Sikhs in Bollywood - 'They didn't show them properly, so I decided...'

Dijit Dosanjh recently opened up about the representation of Sikhs in Bollywood movies. The actor feels that Sikhs weren't represented well in Hindi movies earlier.

Diljit Dosanjh on representation of Sikhs in Bollywood - 'They didn't show them properly, so I decided...'
Diljit Dosanjh. (Courtesy - Instagram)

Last Updated: 12.36 PM, Apr 11, 2024


Diljit Dosanjh is currently awaiting the release of his movie, Amar Singh Chamkila. He will be seen alongside Parineeti Chopra in the movie, which will premiere on Netflix. Before the film's release, Diljit sat down for a conversation with Anubhav Singh Bassi for the streaming platform. The actor spoke about several things in the chat, including the representation of Sikhs in Bollywood. Diljit mentioned that Sikhs weren't represented properly in the Hindi film industry earlier.

Diljit Dosanjh talks about the representation of Sikhs in Bollywood

While interacting with Anubhav Singh Bassi on Netflix India, Diljit Dosanjh revealed that he is not fond of clothes or swag. However, he said, "When we were in Punjab, the Bollywood films made at the time… they didn’t show Sikhs properly. So I decided that when I do Bollywood films, I’ll dress better than all Bollywood stylists. I know fashion."

The actor added that the fashion trends in New York directly go to Punjab because there is a connection. Hence, Diljit thought that when he would do Bollywood projects, he would show the industry that they were portraying Sikhs wrong. "We are not like this," added Dosanjh.

Diljit Dosanjh's upcoming project

Meanwhile, Amar Singh Chamkila marks Diljit Dosanjh's second release of the year. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film is based on the lives of the famous late Punjabi singer Amar Singh Chamkila and his wife, Amarjot Kaur. The actor's co-star, Parineeti, plays the role of Amarjot in the movie. 

For this movie, Imtiaz was initially unsure of casting Diljit in the lead role. Later, when the filmmaker met and interacted with the actor, Imtiaz became certain that Diljit was the right fit for the role. Amar Singh Chamkila is set for a Netflix release on April 12, 2024.

Before this movie, Diljit made a cameo appearance in Rajesh Krishnan's Crew. It featured Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tabu and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles. The movie did well at the box office.

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