Dulquer Salmaan to star in Abhilash Joshiy’s directorial debut
Veteran filmmaker Joshiy’s son Abhilash is set to turn a director soon. As per reports, Dulquer Salmaan will be playing the lead role in the film. Abilash N Chandran, who had scripted Joshiy’s ‘Porinju Mariam Jose’, is penning Abhilash’s maiden film as well. Dulquer’s own production house Wayfarer Films is producing the film, which is yet to be titled.
A formal announcement regarding the project is expected to be made very soon. Abhilash meanwhile is assisting his father in his new film ‘Paappan’ that has a star-studded cast comprising of Suresh Gopi, Gokul Suresh, Nyla Usha, Neeta Pillai and Sunny Wayne.
Dulquer Salmaan is currently shooting for ‘Salute’, a cop-thriller directed by Rosshan Andrrews. He also has a couple of projects coming up in Telugu and Hindi. He is teaming up with Telugu filmmaker Hanu Raghavapudi for a romantic period drama that has Bollywood actress Mrunal Thakur of ‘Super 30’ fame as the female lead. Dulquer has also committed for a straight Hindi film with ‘Padman’ director R Balki.
In Tamil, the star has ‘Hey Sinamika’ in the post-production stage. Aditi Rao Hydari and Kajal Aggarwal also star in the film, which marks the directorial debut of dance choreographer Brinda. Dulquer’s next to hit screens will be the much-anticipated ‘Kurup’. The film is set to be released in Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages.