Diljit Dosanjh has become a global phenomenon. The actor recently shared the news that he would be featured on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. While sharing the news, he wrote, “Punjabi aa gaye oyee!”. This particular line from Diljit has made people question why he mentions Punjab instead of India in his captions. Finally, the singer-actor has addressed this question.

During a podcast with Raj Shamani, he said, “Punjab is a small part of India, and I come from a very small state where regional music is made. Earlier, regional music was not that grand, but now it is global. So, that feeling you have when you come from a small town is different. At the India level, there are very big artistes. I cannot sing as well as Sonu Nigam. Regional music reached Coachella from India, which is why I have that vibe that I came from a small place to a big one today.”

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Diljit Dosanjh added, “When I had gone to Coachella, a friend of mine had told me that ‘you are not realizing that it was the first time Punjabi was spoken on the world stage.’ That thought got ingrained in my mind and it automatically came out on stage; I didn’t say it consciously.”

Further, he addressed his struggle to make Hindi songs. The actor also shared that it was Rhea Kapoor`s persistent follow-up that brought Crew`s song `Naina` to life. “It’s not like I am singing Hindi songs and the whole of India is listening to me. I always spoke Punjabi, but due to Hindi films, I started speaking in Hindi. I cannot make Hindi songs by myself. Even ‘Naina’ in Crew happened because Rhea Kapoor made me do it. Otherwise, I cannot make Hindi songs. I told her I could not make songs for Bollywood, I didn’t know how to do it, but she pursued me for a year. At that time, I was working on an album, and she would ask me every 10 days where the song was. It was she who brought that song to life through me,” he shared.

On the work front, Diljit Dosanjh is gearing up for the release of his Punjabi film Jatt & Juliet 3 alongside Neeru Bajwa. The movie will be released on June 27.

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