Debutant actors Harshvardhan Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh recently got into a feud which was lit after Diljit Dosanjh was awarded as the Best Actor in a Debut Role for his role in the movie Udta Punjab.
In an interview, Harshvardhan Kapoor said that Diljit isn’t a debutant as he has already acted many Punjabi movies and is quite famous in the region for his acting. He added, “If Leonardo DiCaprio wins an Oscar and then comes to do a Bollywood movie, is he a debutant? I don’t agree.” After his statement, The magazine’s Executive Editor Anuradha Choudhary expressed her views through a tweet which said, “The sense of self-entitlement some of these newcomer actors have is beyond imagination. If only they were half as talented.”
Monica Yadav, Content Executive at Bollywood Hungama also pointed finger at Harshvardhan with a tweet, saying, “You know what’s ridiculous? #HarshvardhanKapoor thinking that he deserved Filmfare more than #DiljitDosanjh. Better your acting buddy!”
Of course, Harshvardhan Kapoor wasn’t willing to take this, and he showered back a series of tweets telling them that they can take his name and compare his filmography with other nominated actors as he was giving his opinion on why Diljit Dosanjh isn’t a debutant. The actor explained that he isn’t trying to entitle himself or he is disappointed because of losing the award. He said that in his opinion, a debutant should be fresh to the film world.
The actor took to twitter again to apologize to Diljit Dosanjh when he thought that his statements can be misinterpreted by the latter. He published a tweet in which he tagged his father Anil Kapoor and actor Diljit Dosanjh, he said, “Love you too sir, have lots of respect for you and your body of work sorry if I said anything that came out wrong.”
Diljit has recently replied back to the whole scenario that was going on and he has humbly said that he didn’t feel bad about Harshvardhan’s statements and he is also a great fan of Anil Kapoor. But he expressed his disbelief with Harshvardhan’s statements by saying that, “Dhanush also got the best debutant award while he has been working in South industry, and Fawad Khan, too, got the same award, even though he has been working in Pakistan film industry. So, clearly, I’m not the first example, and it is not something that is ethically incorrect.”