He is truly the man of the moment. Anyone who is even remotely familiar with Malayalam cinema will know Dulquer Salman’s illustrious lineage. Because he is, after all, the son of one of the doyens of Malayalam cinema - Mammootty! Being the son of such a huge superstar, one would expect him to make a foray into tinsel town with much fanfare and celebration. But that was not to be, because neither father nor son believed in having a grand launch. His debut film Second Show happened just like any other movie, and the response it generated saw the birth of a new star. Dulquer Salman might have made a quiet entry into the industry, but people were watching very keenly, nevertheless… Posing exclusively for Southscope at the popular and picturesque The Residency Towers Hotel in Chennai, Dulquer impresses with his charming good looks styled in impeccable clothes from Gatsby. Unni R Nair in a rapid-fire Q&A with the actor
There’s reason enough for the bustle: two of south cinema’s biggest stars – Rana Daggubati and Trisha Krishnan – the crème de la crème of its A-listers, will soon be making their way here, for their first ever photo shoot together, amid intense and feverish media speculation on their relationship. No wonder the scene looks like a baraat about to go berserk, with banners, streamers, kites and colours splashed about. Pavithra Srinivasan watches from the sidelines as the two actors make ‘chemistry’ seem like an everyday affair.
Snehitharu will feature Darshan and Pranitha as the lead pair. The supporting cast includes Tarun, Ravi Shankar and a host of others. Scheduled to hit theatres in July, the makers are depending on the Darshan-Pranitha combo to work in their favour considering that the duo’s previous film was a hit.
This is a dream project for Manoj Manchu, who has been planning Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? (UKUP) for the last three years. The movie is being made in both Telugu and Tamil. Lakshmi Manchu is producing the movie under a new banner.
Thaapaana is a much-awaited film with the hit pair, director Johny Antony and Megastar Mammootty, coming together once again.
Charmme (Charmy Kaur) makes a comeback to Malayalam; she had earlier done Kaattuchembakam and Agathan.
Johny Antony, who made his debut as director with CID Moosa, and then made films like Kochiraajaavu and Inspector Garud, had earlier made two films with Mammootty – Thuruppugulaan and Pattanathil Bhootham. Johny’s last film was Masters, which brought together Prithviraj and ‘Subramaniapuram fame’ Sasikumar.
This is the first film to be shot simultaneously in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu for Priyamani, which will fetch her good recognition. The actor is currently having a great run in Kannada, with multiple hits to her credit in the last two years.