Being the son of a superstar is no mean thing. From every public appearance you make to every move you take, everything counts. All the more true when the son walks the path in films, just as his superstar dad. The man in question is actor Mammootty���s one-film-old son, Dulquer Salmaan, who debuted in Mollywood with Second Show.
Even as his second M���wood outing in director Anwar Rasheed���s next is just around the corner, Dulquer signed his Tamil debut. And now, news doing the rounds has it that the youngster has already got his ticket to Bollywood.
Sources close to the actor say that Dulquer is mulling making his big debut in Hindi with the remake of the Tamil hit, Paiyaa
. An industry insider says, ���Dulquer has been choosing his films with caution. Second Show didn���t do too well on the commercial front; but it wasn���t a box office dud either, faring well enough as a newcomers��� outing. Dulquer has already signed his first film in Tamil, to be directed by ad filmmakers JD and Jery, who have working experience with his father, Mammootty as well,��� he says, adding, ���It���s only natural that now, Dulquer is ready to explore more to make it really big.���
director Lingusamy said, ���The rights to Paiyaa have been sold to a Bollywood producer. They had approached me to direct it in Hindi with Arjun Kapoor. But currently, I have other commitments. I am not aware if Dulquer is doing the project.���
Branching out to industries outside one���s home turf seems to be in vogue among young actors of the day, with Prithviraj being the latest among them. After cementing stardom in Mollywood and K-Town, Prithviraj is debuting in Hindi with Ayya
and has also been roped in for his second in B���wood, Aurangzeb
, which came his way even before his debut is out. And now, Dulquer seems to be toeing the line too. The actor was unavailable for comment at the time of going to print.
With inputs from Lata Srinivasan