Punjabi hotshot Diljit Dosanjh made his Bollywood debut with Udta Punjab, in which he played a cop. After three years, he is good to go for another cop symbol, but a clever one, in the up and coming romcom, Arjun Patiala. While Diljit is down for parody, he has his reservations, as well. He shares, “Ek toh double meaning se bachna chahiye kyunki families dekhti hain ye films. Having said that, I am no one to judge such films, as the genre has its own set of audience. However, being a Sardar and a turbanator, koi uss tarah ka joke mujh par na maare, nahi toh woh sunega mujhse.”
The on-screen character says that Punjabis have the uncommon nature of having the option to giggle at themselves, and trusts it to be the most ideal approach to make others chuckle. “There is no harm in making people laugh by making fun of yourself. What’s wrong is when people derive pleasure from making fun of others. I won’t take up a role (Bollywood), in which someone is repeatedly taking digs at you and you laugh at it. Punjabi mashhoor hai khud par joke maarne ke liye, jo bohot badi baat hoti hai. It’s a huge deal. Agar aap ko hasaana hai, toh apne par joke karo ya koi aisa joke karo jisse saamne wala let down na ho. But since it’s an easy way out, people resort to it,” he closes down.