Actor Diljohn Singh has been seen in movies like De De Pyaar De, Jawaani Janeman, Gold, and Angrezi Medium, The Girl on the Train, and will be next seen in Bell Bottom. The actor got talking to us about working in showbiz, his plans to move to India, and the journey he has had so far.
Read his conversation here.
What were the struggles while finding work initially?
There is always a struggle to find work, but that's with every line of work, so acting is no different. The only difference is one has to face many interviews/auditions, and even if you get the job and you are at the best, you are open to the scrutiny of your work. There are no slack days and that's the best part of being an actor. And also finding that one job, you don't know who will give it to you or where it is going to come. But you always have a gut feeling, pursuit of the unknown and suddenly you have it and you find yourself elated along with million other feelings. Soon the project comes to end and you find yourself either looking dreadfully or excitedly to repeat all that, depending on where you are in your life cycle."
Is theatre your first love?
I think theatre should be every actor's, first love. It can be exhausting, strenuous, and demands the best from an actor. And it breaks their comfort zone and it's worth it because its help in developing every facet of your body
What are your favorite works from theatre?
So far I have played my favorite parts on stage. The character of Humayun in "Guards at the Taj" and Manohar Lal in "Child of the Divide" are some of my favorites.
Do you want to shift to India to explore the entertainment industry more closely?
India is home and the heart and the possibility to work there and being accepted by my peers along with parents has its own merit but saying that I am on the move constantly. Blame it on my Nomadic upbringing or case of itchy feet.
Please share about your next project and experience of shooting with Akshay Kumar.
I will be next seen in Bell Bottom. It was quite an amazing experience shooting for the film. I didn't have much of an off-screen interaction with Akshay sir but yes it was amazing shooting with him. The most important thing while you shoot with Akshay Kumar, everything happens on time. Be it the start of the shoot or the packup.
What were the precautions while you were shooting for the project?
All the necessary precautions were being taken while we shot for it. It was ensured that no one from outside entered the shooting zone and everyone was checked. Every small thing was taken care of as we had to complete the schedule on time. So every small thing and every small precaution was even taken care of.