The success of OK Kanmani (2015) has paved the way for Dulquer Salmaan's entry into Hindi cinema. The actor, a phenomenally popular star down south, is now set to make his debut in a Hindi film alongside Irrfan Khan.
According to Mumbai Mirror tabloid, the son of veteran actor Mammootty, will be seen in Ronnie Screwvala's yet untitled production, alongside Irrfan Khan. The film marks the directorial debut of writer Akarsh Khurana, who wrote the script for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) and 2 States (2014).Advertisement
It is reported that the role fell to Dulquer after Abhishek Bachchan, who was approached for the part, opted out. Bachchan's commitment for JP Dutta's comeback film, Paltan, made him unavailable.
The film revolves around three characters, from different walks of life, who come together on a journey. Khan is speculated to play a conservative, quirky man with a love for Urdu poetry.
The third character in the film is reportedly being played by Mithila Palkar from the popular web-series, Girl In The City and Little Things.
Currently Dulquer is preparing for the release of Soubin Shahir's Malayalam film, Parava, and Bejoy Nambiar's Solo.
Khan is currently in Locarno, Switzerland, attending the Locarno Film Festival where his film, The Song Of Scorpions, had a world premiere on 9 August.