Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh says he never faced step-motherly treatment in Bollywood. Diljit, who is a name to reckon with in Punjabi cinema, made a successful Bollywood debut last year with Udta Punjab and is now gearing up for the release of his second Hindi film Phillauri. The actor-singer says everyone in the film industry treats him with respect and he has had a wonderful experience so far. “I have never faced it (discrimination) nor has anybody tried to do bad to me. Whoever I met, they greeted me with respect and love. I never felt any camp system here,” Diljit told.
Asked what he thinks about the camp system in Bollywood, he says, “Yes, when you make films you can have your ‘team’. One team is making a film like this, another will make a different film.” Besides Diljit, “Udta Punjab” also featured another male actor, Shahid Kapoor. “Phillauri” also features another male lead – “Life of Pi” actor Suraj Sharma. Diljit says he doesn’t ponder over the number of actors featuring in a film with him and rather looks for a good story.
“I have no such wish, to be honest. I want to do movies with great stories. The content should be strong. I have no problem if there are several actors with me. The number of artistes can vary but the content should be good. I have no such desire (to be solo),” he says. Having worked in both Hindi and Punjabi films, Diljit feels there is hardly any difference between the two industries. “Most of the Punjabi directors, music composers are here because it’s easy here,” he says.