After enthralling the audience of Punjabi films with his acting chops, singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh is all set to do the same in Hindi film Udta Punjab. Dosanjh says that his cop act in Udta Punjab is close to reality and devoid of frills.
The 31-year-old singer-actor is making his Bollywood debut with the Abhishek Chaubey-directed thriller, which is backed by four-years of research and based around the drug-related problems prevalent in Punjab. "In the film, I play a Punjab Police cop. I have played a policeman before in my films but this time the part is very real. There are no tight clothes, no body at display. Abhishek sir has done a research of 3 to 4 years. I did not have to do anything at all. He just asked me to act the way I felt," Diljit said in an interview.
The Jatt & Juliet star, who made his acting debut in 2011 with Punjabi film The Lion of Punjab, said bagging Udta Punjab in which he stars opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan, as his debut in Bollywood is a dream come true for him. "I just don't have words to describe how I feel about working with Kareena and that too in my debut Bollywood film. I have been her admirer. I thought getting a photograph with her would be an accomplishment, but here I am working with her. She is very dedicated."
For the role, Diljit got a call from casting director Honey Trehan and met Chaubey and Vikramaditya Motwane, who is producing the movie via Phantom Films.
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