Dulquer Salmaan not chasing lead roles in Bollywood

Vastavam web: He is a big name down South and has recently finished shooting for his debut Hindi film but actor Dulquer Salmaan said he is not chasing lead roles in Bollywood and would gravitate more towards “memorable” characters.Having given hit films like “ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi” and Mani Ratnam’s “O Kadhal Kanmani”, the 31- year-old actor will foray into Hindi cinema with a comedy-road movie titled “Karwaan”.Dulquer has finished shooting for “Karwaan”, written and directed by debutante Akarsh Khurana.

The movie also features Irrfan Khan, Mithila Palkar, among others.The actor is clear that Malayalam movies will always be his priority and the prospects of a Bollywood career depends on how the film is received.”I had heard some interesting ideas (for Hindi films) but I always went with my gut feeling. There is no strategy or plan, but I don’t want to lose focus in what I am doing back home. Ideally I should focus on one industry, so Malayalam films will always be the focus point, Tamil will be second and then others.
“It’s best not to take any pressure. I don’t think there is any physical boundary you are getting in and out of.”Now, everyone is watching everything. People are familiar with regional cinema and actors. There is a lot of cultural exchange happening across the country.” Asked what does his father, Malayalam superstar Mammootty, has to say about his Bollywood debut, Dulquer says they do not discuss work at home.