Lucky to have super talented Dulquer Salmaan for ‘Chup’: R Balki

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New Delhi, Sep 13 : The recently released trailer of filmmaker R Balki’s ‘Chup’ has gained a lot of appreciation from the fans, and the release of the psychological thriller has become the most awaited one.

Paying an ode to Bollywood legend Guru Dutt, the teaser directly pointed to the criticism that the legendary director received for his masterpiece ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’.

The unconventional director recently opened up on casting Dulqer Salmaan for the thriller.

“For Chup, I was lucky to have someone super talented, a superstar in one half of the country, who speaks Hindi as if it’s his mother tongue and who can be a terrific discovery for the other half of the country. I wanted a relatively fresh face for Hindi Cinema with the acting muscle of a veteran and then I found Dulquer. I narrated the film to him on Zoom during the lockdown, and that was it. We met for 30 minutes or so in Cochin and then directly on the set. I never even had to do a reading or a workshop with him,” expressed Balki in a statement.

R Balki’s search for novelty came apparent in his reason for casting Dulquer and he is certain to give his audience a never-like-before watch.

Others headlining the power-packed cast of the film are Sunny Deol, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and Pooja Bhatt. The movie is directed by R Balki and Produced by Gauri Shinde, Hope Filmmakers and Pen Studios. The original story is by R Balki, the screenplay and dialogues have been co-written by R Balki, critic-turned-writer Raja Sen and Rishi Virmani.

The flick is set to release on September 23.


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