Karwaan is an upcoming 2018 Indian Bollywood slice of life comedy drama film, directed by Akarsh Khurana and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Priti Rathi Gupta. The film stars Dulquer Salmaan, who is making his debut in the Hindi film industry with this film, along with Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar. The film is scheduled to release on 3 August 2018.
In an interview with Cinespeaks, actor Dulquer Salman speaks to us
Q: Did you ever thought that you would make a Hindi film debut?
Dulquer: I never felt that I would be making my Hindi debut. It all happened in an unplanned way and nothing was pre decided. A lot of my films down south caught the attention of Tamil filmmakers and I then moved to doing Tamil films with directors like Mani Ratnam. When I worked with popular and eminent filmmakers, it made an impression in different regions and I got noted for Hindi films.
Q: What made you take up Karwaan as your debut film?
Dulquer: I was offered a few films before Karwaan but those films didn’t appeal to me much. I always like the relatability factor in a script. As a person, I love and believe Batman and Jurassic Park rather than Star Wars. So, I feel that the script should have that essence which can excite me and make me feel connected with my character and Karwaan had that.
Q: How has been the bonding with actor Irrfan Khan in this film?
Dulquer: It was wonderful. He is a supremely well read and informed person. He is curious about things and I found him to be an interesting person.
Q: How did you get your grip on the Hindi language?
Dulquer: I have been familiar with Hindi language since my school days. At the college level too, I used to have a lot of interaction with a lot of Indian students. We had a big Student Body and a lot of the other students were from Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan. I used to interact and listen to them which gave me the exposure to different languages. So, I was familiar and exposed to Hindi language.
Q: How do you deal with failures?
Dulquer: I don’t let success or failures have an impact on me beyond Sunday. If a film is hit, I am overwhelmed and happy. But, I always try and maintain a good balance between the two. I can’t let overwhelming success or failure dominate me for a longer time because I have to rush to shoot. So, it does not affect my performance for the next film.
Q: Tell us something about your association with Hindi Cinema?
Dulquer: I have always been a Hindi film lover and a movie buff. I love and watch all kinds of films and in different languages. I watched Hum Aapke Hai Koun with my sister. I loved a lot of negative character films like Anjaam.
Q: Any plans of venturing into writing or direction?
Dulquer: I have had few ideas and fully fleshed out scripts in my head. I feel writing takes a lot of discipline to sit down and write. I am currently occupied with a lot of opportunity in the field of acting and I wish writing or direction happens in future.
Q: How do you enjoy the female fan following?
Dulquer: I find it very sweet.