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Diljit Dosanjh Reveals Why He Spoke To Audience In Punjabi: I Was My Natural Self, Angrezi Ayi Hi Nai Bahar 

Unlike his other live shows, Diljit Dosanjh revealed he had prepared for his show at Coachella. But things didn't go as planned.

Diljit Dosanjh at Coachella 2023
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Punjabi singer and actor, Diljit Dosanjh recently made history by being the first Indian to have performed at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California. Having enthralled audiences with his performance on the Coachella stage, Diljit recently mentioned how unlike his live shows, he did prepare for his show at Coachella. But things didn’t go as planned.

In a latest interview, Diljit stated that he forgot everything he had prepared five minutes before going on the stage. He told ETimes, “I did what I always do in my shows, go with the flow. Yes, of course, this was a bigger platform not in magnitude but scope, so I had to prepare beforehand. But, five minutes before starting, it all got washed out.” He added that the spontaneity on the stage worked better “because I was my natural self.” 

Earlier, Diljit also shared glimpses from his preparation for the show on social media.

But then he asked his audience to just “follow the vibe” if they are not understanding the language. Adding how he said it in Punjabi despite preparing the sentence in English, he quipped, “angrezi ayi hi nai meri bahar (I couldn’t just speak English).”

Diljit added, “I didn’t pay attention to who was listening to me and who wasn’t. But I knew that many people weren’t following my language, which is why I ensured that I said this on stage, though what I said was also in Punjabi. Honestly, I had prepared saying that in English but impromptu Punjabi came out of me, as it usually does.”

The singer also shared a clip of his performance on social media. American DJ Diplo also took to Instagram to post a snippet of himself grooving to Diljit’s live act. 

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