Dulquer Salmaan talks about the box office success of his recent film ‘Sita Raman’, the challenging moments he has faced as an actor, completing a decade in the industry, his desire to take a break from romantic films and much more in an interview with GOODTiMES’ Puja Talwar.
Set in 1964, Sita Raman follows the story of Lieutenant Ram (played by Dulquer Salmaan), an orphan Indian army officer serving at the Kashmir border, who gets anonymous love letters from Sita Mahalakshmi (played by Mrunal Thakur). Ram is on a mission to find Sita and propose his love. The film also stars Rashmika Mandanna, Sumanth and Prakash Raj, amongst others.
When asked about the most challenging aspect of being an actor and completing a decade in the industry the actor said, “There was a phase when the back to back of my films didn’t work. Those are always the toughest. You can’t do anything about it. Even for us actors…when you walk in on set on a hit weekend everyone is beaming and everyone is giving you love but, if it’s the other way around, it’s the exact opposite. The way they even look at you is different; their body language is different and if you come back from back to back films that haven’t worked…man you really have to tune out and have tunnel vision. Definitely that was the time for reflection.”
Dulquer Salmaan also opened up about his desire to take a break from romantic films. Talking on the same topic, he said, “A lot of love stories were coming my way and I needed a break from that. I am also not that young now. Playing a romantic hero has its time. We do it in our prime.”
He further added, “I’m greying now and if I want to do it again, I would like for it to be in a slightly more interesting, mature phase. Something that would make me look at love from a different eye. It’s time for me to push myself and do something different to survive.”
The actor also spoke about the boycott culture, the rave reviews his film Chup received, his wife’s take on his female fandom and much more.
The actor will soon be seen in ‘Guns and Gulaabs’, helmed by Raj & DK, alongside Rajkummar Rao, Adarsh Gourav and Gulshan Devaiah.