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Return of the droll duo

chandigarh Updated: Jun 22, 2013 10:33 IST
Usmeet Kaur
Usmeet Kaur
Hindustan Times
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If you’ve been missing the banter between ‘Dangar’ and ‘Doomna’, fret no more — the duo is back to tickle your funny bone with Jatt & Juliet 2.


Out in 2012, Punjabi romantic comedy Jatt & Juliet — directed by Anurag Singh and written by Dheeraj Rattan — happened to set a benchmark for Punjabi cinema.

Actors Neeru Bajwa (as Pooja) and Diljit Dosanjh (as Fateh) are ready to set the screen on fire again with their impeccable chemistry on June 28. During a Chandigarh visit to promote the film, the actors say Jatt & Juliet 2 is not a sequel.

Neeru Bajwa
Tell us about your role in the film.
“I play the role of a Canadian cop. Wearing a uniform kept me upright throughout the film; being a cop is truly cool! It did not require much homework though, since I have lived in Canada for a long time and have grown up watching Hollywood films.”

How do you decide what roles to take up?
“I have never taken up roles where I am used as a decorative piece. My talent must be used to the fullest. If I have survived in the industry today, it’s because I have learnt to maintain a professional relationship with my co-stars. I am not here to make friends; my work is my focus.”

Where does Punjabi cinema still lag behind?
“Professionalism is lacking. And, most importantly, a woman should be given importance in the industry, which is only possible if some male egos are worked on.”

Neeru Bajwa would next be seen in Naughty Jatts.

Diljit Dosanjh
Tell us about your role in the film.
“I’m playing a cop from Punjab police. This film gave me the opportunity to wear the uniform, which I had been longing for. But, I want to clarify that my character [Fateh] isn’t a commentary on Punjab police’s image. We are not trying to give out a message through the film. It is just a character that the audience is meant to enjoy.”

How has your working experience with Neeru been?
“She is a senior artiste, so, working with her is always a good experience. We share a very respectful and professional relationship. Besides, our energy levels also match!”

How do you decide what roles to take up?
“For me, a good script and prominent role are of utmost importance. People disagree with my decision of doing one film a year, since the industry is progressing. But, I am in no hurry, nor is it possible for me to do five films at a stretch.”

Diljit Dosanjh would next be seen in the film 1984 Punjab.