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Diljit Dosanjh: I don’t consider myself a star in the Punjabi film industry

Turbaned characters have often been typecast in Bollywood. But Diljit Dosanjh, a Sikh, who has previously said that he feels honoured to represent his community in mainstream Hindi cinema, stressed that it is not happening anymore.

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He made his Bollywood acting debut in 2016 with “Udta Punjab” and ever since then there was no looking back. Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh, who is acclaimed for his versatility, says he does not believe he is a star yet and prefers to be just called an “artiste”. Diljit rose to prominence in Indian showbiz with roles of varying shades in “Udta Punjab”, “Phillauri” and “Soorma”, as well as with his songs. Today, he has a fan following of 3.6 million on Twitter and 7.3 million on Instagram.

With all the crazy fandom, does he feel he has achieved as a star? “I don’t consider myself a star in the Punjabi film industry. I don’t believe in stardom. I am an artist and am working like one,” Diljit told IANS.

He describes his three years in Bollywood as “a good journey”, and is looking forward to what the future holds for him. “It’s been a good journey. I have competed for about three years in the industry. It’s been fun. I am getting good offers. Let us see where I stand five years from now,” he said.

Turbaned characters have often been typecast in Bollywood. But Diljit Dosanjh, a Sikh, who has previously said that he feels honoured to represent his community in mainstream Hindi cinema, stressed that it is not happening anymore.

It must have happened before but I never felt I was being treated differently. Why should there be a mould? I never thought I’d get typecast. I have done all types of films — be it ‘Phillauri’, ‘Udta Punjab’, ‘Soorma’, ‘Arjun Patiala’ or ‘Good News’. I don’t know why there was a mould (but) thank god it’s not there anymore,” he said.

The 35-year-old actor comes from a simple family in the village of Dosanjh Kalan in Phillaur tehsil, Jalandhar district, Punjab. His father, Balbir Singh, is a former employee of Punjab Roadways, and his mother, Sukhwinder Kaur, is a homemaker. Diljit started his acting career in 2011 with “Loins of Punjab”. He was subsequently seen in hits such as “Jatt & Juliet”, “Jatt & Juliet 2″, “Punjab 1984″, “Sardaar Ji”, “Ambarsariya”, “Sardaar Ji 2″, “Super Singh”, “Soorma”, “Sajjan Singh”, “Rangroot” and “Shadaa”.

The actor is fondly called the king of Punjabi films, but Diljit likes to refer to himself as a singer. “I am a singer. It (the tag of ‘king of Punjabi films’) has happened because of the love of people. I consider myself a singer and a small artiste,” said Diljit, who has sung several chartbusters such as “Laembadgini”, “5 taara”, “Kylie+Kareena”, “Patiala Peg”, “This Singh Is So Stylish” and “Do You Know”.

Sanjay Dutt to gift his fans the teaser of Prasthanam on his 60th birthday

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Actor Sanjay Dutt will be celebrating his 60th birthday by gifting fans the first teaser of his upcoming film “Prasthanam”. Sanjay will turn 60 on July 29, and he plans to celebrate the film’s first look with fans. The teaser of the project will be screened at a multiplex in Mumbai, followed by a cake cutting ceremony with fans.

“Prasthanam” is the Hindi remake of the 2010 Telugu cult classic of the same name. The film is being remade in Hindi by filmmaker Deva Katta, who also made the original. Reportedly, Sanjay was really interested and keen to make the 2010 Telugu hit in Bollywood. “Sanjay Dutt got interested in the project, which was in 2011-2012 within one-two years of (its) release. In between, he went to jail and then came back and the follow up (from their end) was passionate regarding the film. I was interested because of the intensity of interest from his side,” the film’s director (Deva Katta) had told PTI.-

The film also stars Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Ali Fazal, Amyra Dastur and Satyajeet Dubey, and is produced by Sanjay Dutt’s wife, Maanayata. The thrilling family drama is slated to release on September 20.

Besides starring in this mega project, Sanjay Dutt will be seen in Shamshera with Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor. The film produced by Aditya Chopra is expected to release in July 2020, however there is no official announcement from the makers. Also, up next is the mega project titled Bhuj: The Pride of India featuring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra and others. The film recently went on floors in Hyderabad. Producer Bhushan Kumar promised that this film will definitely impress the audience. “Sanjay and Ajay’s characters are powerful and are the force behind the story. The audience will see them together in a different avatar.”

War Teaser: Sussanne Khan, Arjun Kapoor and others are in awe of this Hrithik-Tiger-starrer

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An epic battle is being orchestrated between two macho men of Bollywood for Yash Raj Film’s War. The makers of the film dropped the action-packed teaser just a few hours ago and EVERYONE is going gaga over the onscreen animosity between Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. We all have been waiting with bated breath for this saga, which until now was known as Hrithik vs Tiger. This Siddharth Anand directorial promises to be a treat for both Hrithik and Tiger’s fans. While fans have deemed War as a blockbuster already, our celebs too, are left speechless with the teaser.

B-town celebs like Arjun Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, Jackie Shroff, Karan Johar, Kunal Kapoor and others were bowled over the teaser of War. Arjun Kapoor’s reaction to the teaser is what many of us would have thought! The actor retweeted the trailer shared by the makers and wrote, “F**K !!!” Yeah, we feel the same, Arjun.

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Tiger’s father, actor Jackie Shroff turned emotional after watching his son perform some epic action sequences. His heartfelt tweet read, “I remember the moment when @iHrithik was assisting in king Uncle and @iTIGERSHROFF was a lil Kid and how he used to look after my boy now facing one the most talented handsome Lad who my Boy Adores. Blessed. http://youtu.be/XkHV7ROmIVA

Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 beats Manikarnika to be the seventh highest opening weekend grosser of 2019

With total earning of Rs 50.76 in it’s first three days, Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 has bagged the seventh spot on the top opening weekend grossers of the year 2019. The film is directed by Vikas Bahl and also features Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Tripathi, Amit Sadh and Nandish Singh Sandhu in pivotal roles

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Hrithik Roshan has made his comeback to films after about 1 and a half year and that too with a bang. Hrithik, who was last seen in Kaabil with Yami Gautam, now portrays the real-life character of Anand Kumar who is a mathematician from Bihar in his latest movie Super 30. And as soon as the actor started promoting his film, loyal fans came all out to support their superstar in every way possible. Last week, we told you that we were expecting the film to earn around Rs 12 to Rs 14 crore on its first day and that it may cross the Rs 15 crore mark if the film shows growth in the evening and night shows. We also said that it had all the chances to earn over Rs 50 crore during its opening weekend. Since there is no competition for the film, we are expecting Super 30 to collect over Rs 80 crore in its first week.

And we were right! While on its first day, Super 30 earned Rs 11.83 crore, the second and third days showed remarkable growth in the earnings clocking in Rs 18.19 crore and Rs 20.74 crore respectively, making the total earnings to Rs 50.76 crore in India. And with these numbers, the Hrithik Roshan-starrer has landed on the seventh spot on the list of the top opening weekend grossers of the year.

Here are the top opening weekend grossersof 2019

Bharat – Rs 150.10 crore (5 Day Weekend)
Kesari – Rs 77.56 crore (4 Day Weekend)
Gully Boy – Rs 72.45 crore (4 Day Weekend)
Kabir Singh – Rs 70.83 crore
Kalank – Rs 66.03 crore (5 Day Weekend)
Total Dhamaal – Rs 62.40 crore
Super 30 – Rs 50.76 crore
Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi – Rs 42.55 Cr
Student Of The Year 2 – Rs 38.83 crore
De De Pyaar De – Rs 38.54 crore
Uri – The Surgical Strike – Rs 35.73 crore

Talking about Super 30, the film is based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar who forms a batch of 30 underprivileged students in Patna, Bihar every year and trains them to crack the IIT JEE exams. The film which is headlined by Hrithik Roshan, also stars Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Tripathi, Amit Sadh and Nandish Singh Sandhu in key roles. Reliance Entertainment in association with HRX Films presents this Sajid Nadiadwala film which is a Phantom production. It is produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Phantom Films and Reliance Entertainment, and is directed by Vikas Bahl. Super 30 hit the theatres on July 12.