Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan who recently made his Bollywood debut Karwaan has another Hindi movie lined up but now says that Malayalam movies will always be his primary focus and that he is not actively pursuing films in other languages. In Karwaan, Dulquer is seen playing the role of a man who initially gives up his passion for his father’s wish.
During an interview with news agency IANS, the actor talked about what interest him to do Hindi films and said, “I don’t think I’m actively pursuing it. Whenever offers come my way, if I connect with it then I am completely open to it.” He further talked about his priorities in films and said, “My primary focus will be Malayalam films. I will choose from what comes my way and take a call irrespective of the language”.
Talking about his character in Karwaan Dulquer said, “For me, there was already a challenge in the language. I think the character was interesting enough to have shades. Safe and all, you can say once the film is out. I have definitely played more complicated characters but that doesn’t mean I don’t do films that I connect with because it is safe or unsafe. When it (‘Karwaan’) came my way, I connected with it and I liked it. I have been saying this since day one that I am going to treat it as my baby. People are trying to take the debut angle out of it”.
After his acting debut in the 2012 Malayalam film Second Show, he starred in several movies in his native language and then dabbled in films in Tamil, Telugu and now Hindi.
When asked about his father Mammootty reaction to his film Karwaan, Dulquer said, “My dad doesn’t give me too much feedback after watching my movies. I am sure he enjoyed it”.
Karwaan also stars Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar in pivotal roles. The film has been running successfully at the Box Office and minted Rs 2.70 crore on Saturday, according to figures estimated by BoxofficeIndia.com. Mithila and Dulquer promoted the movie at various events. Both of them many times stated that they are missing Irrfan, who is undergoing cancer treatment in London. A few months back, the latter announced on social media that he is suffering from a rare disease. This came as a big shock for all cinema lovers.