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I cast Dulquer Salmaan after watching his fantabulous performance in Charlie: Hindi filmmaker Akarsh Khurana

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I cast Dulquer Salmaan after watching his fantabulous performance in Charlie: Hindi filmmaker Akarsh Khurana

Last day we had reported about Dulquer Salmaan gearing up to enter the world of Bollywood. The young sensation will make his Hindi debut alongside ace actor Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar in an upcoming light hearted entertainer. The movie will mark the directorial debut of noted actor/theatre personality Akarsh Khurana.

This yet-to-be-titled movie is being funded by Ronnie Screwvala under his banner. Reportedly, the makers had initially approached Abhishek Bachchan for playing Dulquer’s part but he pulled out due to date issues. Eventually, the role reached Dulquer who grabbed it gleefully with both his hands.

In a recent interview to TOI, director Akarsh Khurana revealed the reason behind casting Dulquer for his debut movie. He is quoted saying, “I have been following Dulquer for a while after Mani Ratnam’s O Kadhal Kanmani. And I really loved his movie, Charlie. He has showcased a fantabulous performance in it. Then I watched his movies, Bangalore days, Kammattipaadam and so on…He is the perfect cast for the movie.”

This upcoming movie is a fun entertainer in which Dulquer will be seen as a Bengaluru based guy. His character is a sweet yet serious kind of person.

It is a slice of life kind movie with realistic comedy. As per the director, the characters of Irfan Khan, Mithila Palkar and Dulquer are from different walks of life who come together at one juncture of their lives. Interestingly, there is no romantic interest for Dulquer’s character in the movie.

According to trustworthy reports, the movie will be shot majorly in Kerala. The crew members have been camping in Kochi for over two weeks now for the pre-production works. Dulquer meanwhile is awaiting the release of two of his movies – Bejoy Nambiar’s Tamil-Malayalam bilingual Solo and Soubin Shahir’s Parava, both scheduled to release in September during the Onam season.

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