One of the most loved actors in the Punjabi Industry Diljit Dosanjh confirms his next project with director Ali Abbas Zafar, set in the time of the 1984 Sikh riots, Titled Jogi, the Hindi film narrates a story of resilient friendship and courage in the times of adversity set in 1984 in Delhi.
The actor recently in an interview speaks about the Sikh Riots and how he personally connects to it, “The year of my birth is 1984 as well. I have grown up hearing about real-life experiences and stories about the riots and the era. In fact, I had even made a Punjabi film, Punjab 1984, sometime back, which won a National Film Award as well. So, the subject is really important for me, and Ali sir has picked the right story It has been picked by Ali sir. It’s my name in the film.
He further spoke about the riots and said, “It is very important for us to tell the story of the incident to the people. Sabko iss baare mein pata hona chaiye. That’s why the film coming out on an OTT platform was needed for it. Because the subject is not yet explored in the digital space yet. It is the right chance for us to tell the story,”
The actor also speaks about the sensitivity of the issue and further added, “There is no doubt that it is a very sensitive, emotional and relevant subject. And that mood stays with us, not goes away. When we were working on such a subject earlier too, people who used to watch us shoot in a village, they used to say that, ‘yeh film Nahi hai, yeh actual Mein Hua that.”