Singer Diljit Dosanjh, who stepped into acting with the Bollywood hit ‘Udta Punjab’, feels there is nothing like being a ‘star’ anymore. According to him, what matters most is the kind of an artiste one is. Hence, he is of the viewpoint that there are more artistes than stars in the world today. Meanwhile, he sees it as a positive factor. “No one looks at me as a star. At least I know my mother doesn't. I don't know about others. But I think there's nothing like a star anymore. People will like you as an artiste, they'll respect you for that and not just because you're a star,” Diljit said.
“There are very few stars today, there are more artistes. Which is very good," he added. On another note, Diljit feels Bollywood has given the opportunity to many good singers and actors. "They make even short videos with all seriousness. It makes you realise that you're working and you've got an opportunity but isn't because you're the best. Whatever God has given me, I feel blessed but I don't take it for granted. There are much better looking and more talented people than me. Sometimes one gets an opportunity and that's all luck," he said.
Even though there is no dearth of emerging talent in B-town, the 35-year-old actor said it doesn't cause insecurity. "If you're getting way too much than perhaps what you deserve, there's no insecurity. It comes up when you feel 'I expect and deserve much more but I'm not getting it’." Diljit will be next seen playing a small town top in 'Arjun Patiala', featuring Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma. The film is directed by Rohit Jugraj. The actor said he loved the script instantly. "I've never done a comedy in this space. I thought I should give it a try. Maddock has made some fantastic films too. All it takes is two minutes for me to say yes or no to a script. I had to do this one the moment I heard it."