Find out why Southscope is totally ga-ga about Dulquer Salmaan
Was the pressure of being Mammootty’s son overwhelming when you started work on Second Show?
Yes, that’s what you would expect, considering who my father is. But we wanted to keep the hype down, and just make a good film. I didn’t want it to be my ‘launch vehicle’, which works in some cases, and doesn’t in most. There wasn’t any strategic move or planning or anything like that. I liked the script. It felt like a genuinely good movie, and my character was not larger than life or anything. They wanted to do a lot on location, and I think the anonymity helped us do the film quickly and quietly. I never wanted to, or thought of having a big launch. I was listening to scripts in Tamil and Malayalam, and I happened to like this.
What was the response from the industry? For those in the industry, it was like a boy from their fraternity doing his first film. They welcomed me with open arms. The film fraternity is like one big family, warm and encouraging.