From Diljit Dosanjh to Ammy Virk, how Punjabi stars are set to rule Bollywood

From Diljit Dosanjh to Ammy Virk, how Punjabi stars are set to rule Bollywood

From Diljit Dosanjh to Ammy Virk, how Punjabi stars are set to rule Bollywood

By / Entertainment / Monday, 15 April 2019 07:44

From singers to actors and comedians, Hindi showbiz has seen an increase in the influx of young and talented Punjabi artistes over the past couple of years. Last year, singer Jassie Gill made his acting debut in Bollywood with the film "Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi". He is now gearing up for the release of another Hindi film titled "Panga", which has Kangana Ranaut in the lead.

"It is my starting stage, so I am learning a lot now. It is a great industry and the best thing is that they welcome fresh talent with open arms. It is great that artistes from Punjab are getting a chance to showcase their talent and I am happy that the industry is open and welcoming the new talent."

Punjabi singers and actors Ammy Virk and Harrdy Sandhu are also set to make their acting debut in Bollywood in Ranveer Singh-starrer "'83. The film, presented by Reliance Entertainment, is based on India's iconic win in the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

Ammy lent his voice to the song "Daryaa" in Anurag Kashyap's "Manmarziyaan" in 2018, while Harrdy sang "Nachna aaonda nahin" for movie "Tum Bin 2" in 2016.Year 2019 will also see the entry of popular Punjabi actress Sonam Bajwa in Bollywood. She is a part of Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer dance based film "Street Dancer 3D".

Talking of Punjabi talent creating waves in Bollywood, one can't forget gems like Diljit Dosanjh, Badshah, Guru Randhawa and Honey Singh, who have succesfully carved their niche in the industry in the recent past.

In 2016, Diljit made his acting debut in Hindi cinema with Abhishek Chaubey's "Udta Punjab", and wooed the audience with his on-screen performance as well as song "Ikk kudi". He bagged a kitty of Hindi film projects like "Phillauri" and "Soorma", and he will now be seen in "Good News" and "Arjun Patiala".

Diljit had once said that he had a notion that a "Sardar can't be a succesful actor in Bollywood", but looking at his popularity and credits, it seems he has been proven wrong.On his Bollywood journey, Diljit said: "People told me to get rid of my turban or not become an actor. Back then I knew that I would be okay to give up films, but not my turban. But it has been very rewarding.

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