Amritsar, June 2 (ANI): Known for his robust acting performances in various films and serials Deep Dhillion is today a well known face. Though he has appeared in negative roles in reel life, he is actually a thorough gentleman in real life.
Born in Patti area of Punjab's Amritsar district, Dhillion remembers how he visited Mumbai for the first carrying a trunk box and around rupees 3,000 (60 dollars) in search of work. Today, he has earned fame as an actor with dozens of films and TV serials in his kitty that bespeak his success.
"Previously, actors had to struggle a lot to enter the film industry. We had no one to back us then. Now, times have changed. Young kids take part in television reality shows, laughter challenge shows, singing and dance competitions with the full support of their parents. I belong to Patti in Punjab, where electricity was available only for three hours a day. When I reached Mumbai, I realized that I had committed a mistake, but then I never accepted failure because of my confidence. I had no certificate nor training in acting, but my target was clear," said Deep Dhillion, the actor.
Dhillion admits he has been lucky to have received chance in various films. He acted in Mahabharta TV serial, and Bollywood films like Ghayal, Mr. India.
"At that time I was very rigid about doing good roles. I didn't compromise with the Hindi film industry. Being a part of director Manmohan's film was the turning point in my life. I never thought that I would get a role in films such as Ji Ayan Nu, Munde U.K. De, and Dil Apna Punjabi."
These films showcased the real life of a common man. Dhillion says Punjabi films are now giving competition to Hindi films and have given us name, fame and respect all over the world.
Dhillion says to the aspiring youngsters, who wish to be a part of the film industry that it is not so easy to enter the film industry.
"There is a long list of my favourite dialogues and one of them is from the film 'Dil Apna Punjabi', in which Harbhajan Mann wants to become a singer but I, his father doesn't like it. Harbhajan gets ready to leave the home saying that he will prove himself, I tell him that it feels good to have food prepared by mother but one doesn't value it and you will realize it later when you find it difficult to earn bread and butter for yourself.
So, I think this is the most important lesson I can give to the young generation," says Deep Dhillion. By Sawinder Singh (ANI)