South Indian actor Dulquer Salmaan has been around for a decade now, having been part of several hits and having seen his popularity grow by leaps and bounds, especially among the Malayalam cinema audience, but to an extent across the rest of the country, too. That being said, we still haven’t seen him so any of those big pan-India films yet like other South stars like Allu Arjun, Prabhas, Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Yash have. Even his last blockbuster, Sita Ramam, was solely a Telugu release. So, what could be the reason? Well, no need to guess why anymore as Dulquer himself has now answered the million-dollar question.
Chup trailer and Dulquer Salmaan opens up about pan-India films
A short while ago, BollywoodLife caught up with the cast of the psychological thriller, Chup, for an exclusive interview, when we shifted from discussing the film for a bit, and decided to quiz Dulquer Salmaan about why he isn’t doing those big pan-India films like his fellow South stars despite boasting of a pretty good fan-following of his own. Well, not only did he not hold back about the reason, but was also quite modest about his own star stature.
Dulquer Salmaan feels he isn’t that big a star for pan-India films
“I’ve never really understood it. Maybe, I don’t see myself as that type of a star. Maybe, I’ve not chosen these massive films yet; maybe, they’ve not come to me; maybe, I’m not that bankable. I’m quite realistic, I can also understand that as a producer myself. But, it’s also not something I actively seek (doing pan-India films). I’ve always chased good cinema irrespective of the size, scale or budget. I’ve also seen over the past 10 years how with every few films or mine, things get a little bigger, producers take a little more risk, get a little more reward, and that’s very satisfying. I hope there’s a time, I find that kind of project, an Indian story, which doesn’t have the regional angle.” Dulquer said.
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