"Nothing, apart from music, is high priority for me."
Diljit Dosanjh has said that he is more focused on creating music than featuring in Bollywood films.
The actor-singer has featured in the likes of Udta Punjab and Good Newwz.
But he said his priority is currently not on featuring in Bollywood films as it requires him to network with people.
Diljit explained that he has seen actors video call producers up to six times from the sets, something which is impossible for him.
When asked why Bollywood is so low priority for him, Diljit said:
“It is not just Bollywood. Nothing, apart from music, is high priority for me.
“Music is my love that I will do. I am not born and brought up in Mumbai, I don’t even know many people here.
“Earlier I used to feel it’s my minus point that I can’t mingle with people but now I feel it’s a plus that thankfully I can’t do that. I love myself.
“I can’t do networking, I can’t attend parties, can’t call people up everyday.
“I have seen actors who video call their producers six times from the sets! I am not kidding! They tell them, ‘We are now doing this, now doing that’.
“I think this is too much. I just can’t do this.”
Diljit Dosanjh said that he does not blame those who network to get work because the system is such that the more one networks the more chances of getting work.
But it is not the way he plans to take his career ahead.
“I can’t do it, so I let it be, and take up what comes to me. You should be happy.”
“You can work with a big director after desperate attempts, after pleasing them… All the talks that happen are so fake I can’t even bare to hear it.
“They also know it but it is not their fault, I think this is how it works.”
Diljit recalled instances where people have tried to bribe his manager to get him to sign a film.
He said: “My manager tells me how people tell her, ‘Make him do our film, we will gift you’.
“But they don’t know that we don’t care about gifts. But it’s not their fault because this has been normalised here, to make a circle.
“It is not their fault, they are right in their place, but I don’t fit in this.”