No celebration in Punjab is complete without his songs. Today, he is even touted as one of the best actors of Punjabi cinema. He continues, however, to live on like your average ‘desi jatt’.
We meet him at the kick-start of his promotional tour for his upcoming romantic comedy, Disco Singh, set to hit cinemas on April 11. Dosanjh will be seen opposite actress Surveen Chawla in the film, which also stars actors BN Sharma, Chandan Prabharkar and Upasna Singh.
Directed by Anurag Singh, of Jatt & Juliet fame, Disco Singh promises to be a comedy that’s set to win your hearts, says Dosanjh. “Making a rom-com isn’t child’s play. To strike a chord with the audience demands a lot of creativity, which Anurag has tried to bring about by introducing various special characters,” says Dosanjh and adds, “The film revolves around a light-hearted owner of a musical band, me! It’s about how my simplicity and attitude steals Surveen Chawla’s heart and the chaos in between.”
Singing, however, remains Dosanjh’s first love. “By the time I was in Class 11, my passion for music knew no bounds; I gave up school to get professional training in singing,” recalls he.
In his early 20s, Dosanjh came up with his first music album, and since then, there has been no looking back. Year 2011 onwards, offers for Punjabi films also started pouring in, but he accepted only the ones that suited his personality and attitude. “I chose only those roles that I thought I could do justice to. For instance, when I was offered Jatt & Juliet (1 and 2), I knew I would be able to portray the character well,” he says.