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Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan on stardom: Honestly, I don’t take it seriously

Being the son of Malayalam superstar Mammootty, Dulquer has seen success, failure and unpredictable nature of entertainment business quite closely.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: October 20, 2017 16:56 IST ]
Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan on stardom
Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan on stardom

Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan enjoys a huge fan following and is regarded as one of the most talented actors in the film industry. Born to a celebrity father Mammootty, the Charlie actor has been impressing fans for a long time now. Recently, Dulquer Salmaan spoke about stardom and revealed he doesn’t take it seriously and rather concentrates on delivering his best on the movie front.

"Honestly, I do not take my stardom seriously, only work. I know my fans love me because of my work. Yes, if they are my fans, they will come to watch me in theatres even if the film is not so good...

"But if I am continuously delivering bad films, no one will come to watch me. So, all that matters is a good film," Dulquer told IANS here.

Being the son of Malayalam superstar Mammootty, Dulquer has seen success, failure and unpredictable nature of entertainment business quite closely. 

Starting his career with the film "Second Show", followed by "Ustad Hotel", "Njaan" and "Charlie", he also acted in Mani Ratnam's critically and commercially successful romance "O Kadhal Kanmani".

The actor chooses scripts he likes. Asked if he will ever refuse a project with Mani Ratnam even if he does not like the script, Dulquer said: "Well, 'O Kadhal Kanmani' was not the first idea that we have discussed on and Mani Sir is always a man who is ready to discuss.

"So, yes, my parameter of choosing a script applies for everybody. I think as an actor, if I cannot see myself in the character that I have been offered, I cannot play the part. So I do not do a film unless convinced."

The actor was one of the jury members of the short film section - Dimension of the 19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star.

He watched 17 films and said: "These films not only show the potential of the budding filmmakers but also gave me a perspective of Mumbai. I lived there for my acting classes for some time. I felt the spirit of Mumbai and its energy in those films."

(With IANS Inputs)

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