Diljit Dosanjh says his performance in ‘Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari’ should not be compared with his versatile co-star Manoj Bajpayee’s. Diljit calls Manoj a living legend, adding that he has drawn inspiration from the industry senior in his early days. Diljit was interacting with the media when he visited a local theatre along with his co-star Fatima Sana Shaikh and filmmaker Abhishek Sharma on Sunday in Mumbai. “Manoj Bajpayee is a living legend. I have watched his films during my childhood days and have taken a lot of inspiration from his work.” “I was born in 1984 and during that time, he used to come to Punjab to do plays and he has told me this while we were shooting for this film, so I don’t think that my performance should be compared with his performance,” said Diljit, commenting on the fact that many among the critics and the audience have made such a comparison.
‘Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari’ is the first film to hit the theatres after a hiatus of around eight months. Talking about audience response to the film, he said: “We are here to thank the audience as they have stepped outside their homes and watched our film. Now, people coming to theatres is a big thing and their appreciation for our film is like an added bonus. We also want to thank the theatre owners who have decided to screen our film and have taken maximum precautions for the safety of the audience.”