‘Panjabi Aa Gaye Oye’: Diljit Dosanjh Lights Up The Tonight Show On NBC

  • In his Late Night debut, “the biggest Punjabi artist on the planet” teaches some Punjabi to host Jimmy Fallon.

Artist Diljit Dosanjh set the stage on fire last night on his late night debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Dressed in a white traditional kurta, tehmat (Punjabi equivalent of the lungi) and a white turban, he wowed the audience with his signature bangra moves. He sang a fusion of his two popular songs — “Born to Shine” and “G.O.A.T.”

After delivering his energetic performances, he paused the music for a moment and sang the line “Mein hu Punjab” from his film “Amar Singh Chamkila.” Joining him on stage, a beaming Fallon exclaimed, “that’s how you do it. Dosanjh responded by playfully rolling his mustache. 

The Indian Express noted that he made a slight change to ‘G.O.A.T’ lyric. He pointed at Fallon while singing, “Hollywood vich jine stars hai unade vich baitha sardar goriye.” The earlier lyrics referred to Bollywood and Khans.

Before the show, Fallon shared clips of his interaction with the singer and actor. Dosanjh taught the host a few Punjabi sentences — “Punjabi Aa Gaye Oye” and “Sat Sri Akal.” The two also did a glove swap, where Fallon was seen wearing Dosanjh’s black glove. 

Prior to the performance, Fallon introduced Dosanjh as “the biggest Punjabi artist on the planet.”

Needless to say, the video is viral. In the comments section of the post, Priyanka Chopra wrote, “It’s the Oye for me.” “Fighter” star Akshay Oeroi commented, “Paaji teaching the world Punjabi.” Tisca Chopra added, “Oyeeeee.”

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“This guy can make anyone speak in Punjabi. Ed Sheeran, Prabhas and now Jimmy Fallon,” one user wrote. Another user called him a “GOAT (as in Greatest Of All Time).” One described him as “a legend,” while another one admitted to “fangirling a little too much at this point.” 

Dosanjh is currently on his Dil-Luminati Tour across North America. Produced by Live Nation, the 13-date tour kicked off on April 27 in Vancouver, BC, make him the first Punjabi artist tperform at the stadium. The tour warps up on July 13 with a performance at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Last year, he performed for a packed audience at Coachella, again creating history by becoming the first Punjabi artist to perform at the fest. Last seen in the Bollywood film “The Crew,” he is currently gearing up for the release of his Punjabi film “Jatt and Juliet 3.”

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