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Diljit Dosanjh embraces Punjabi attire globally amid turban controversy

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Diljit Dosanjh discusses the significance of representing Punjabi culture internationally and addresses the Amar Singh Chamkila turban controversy

Diljit Dosanjh, a beloved figure worldwide, recently made headlines with his debut on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘The Tonight Show’. His performances of ‘Born To Shine’ and ‘G.O.A.T’ were complemented by his traditional Punjabi attire—a white embroidered half-sleeve kurta, matching tehmat, and a white turban. This sartorial choice was a powerful statement, emphasizing the importance of showcasing his Punjabi heritage on a global stage.

Diljit Dosanjh embraces Punjabi attire globally amid turban controversy

Diljit Dosanjh embraces Punjabi attire globally amid turban controversy

The importance of Punjabi attire and music

In a recent interview with Sucharita Tyagi on her YouTube channel, Diljit explained his choice to wear Punjabi attire during international performances. “It is very important for me to sing Punjabi songs during my international performances. Wearing Punjabi dress is also important,” he stated. Diljit’s commitment to cultural representation highlights his dedication to promoting Punjabi culture through both his music and his attire.

Addressing the 'turban' controversy

Diljit’s comments come amidst a controversy regarding his appearance in the movie Amar Singh Chamkila. Some fans were concerned that Diljit had cut his hair for the role, deviating from his usual turbaned look. However, Imtiaz Ali, the film’s director, clarified that Diljit wore a wig for the role. “Diljit wore a wig. That wig is like his turban only. He has not sacrificed a single hair for this film. He donned the look very sincerely and with very good intentions,” Imtiaz Ali explained, reassuring fans of Diljit’s continued adherence to his Sikh faith.

The legacy of Amar Singh Chamkila

Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Amar Singh Chamkila is a biographical film about the iconic Punjabi pop star duo Amar Singh Chamkila and Amarjot Kaur. Their songs were immensely popular in the 80s before their tragic assassination in 1988. In the film, Diljit portrayed Chamkila, while Parineeti Chopra played his wife, Amarjot Kaur. The movie, now streaming on Netflix, has received praise for its authentic portrayal of the legendary musicians.

Upcoming projects

In the midst of the success and discussions around Amar Singh Chamkila, Diljit Dosanjh is gearing up for his next project, Jatt and Juliet 3. Co-starring Neeru Bajwa, the film is highly anticipated and set to hit theatres on June 28, 2024. Fans eagerly await Diljit’s next performance, which promises to be another showcase of his talent and dedication to Punjabi cinema.

Also Read: Diljit Dosanjh says he gave his ‘Lover’ for free to Karan Johar for Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani due to prior work rapport: “Woh mujhe paise de dete, main kitna hi ameer ho jata?”


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