'OKK wasn't the first idea Mani sir and I discussed'
...says Dulquer Salmaan, who affirms he will not sign up for any project he doesn't believe in
Malayalam film star Dulquer Salmaan says he does not take his stardom and success seriously, and only concentrates on delivering his best on the movie front. "I know my fans love me because of my work. Yes, if they are my fans, they will come to watch me in theatres even if the film is not so good. But if I am continuously delivering bad films, no one will come to watch me. So, all that matters is a good film," he says.
Being the son of superstar Mammootty, Dulquer has seen success, failure and the unpredictable nature of the entertainment business quite closely. Starting his career with the film Second Show, followed by Ustad Hotel, Njaan and Charlie, he has also acted in Mani Ratnam's critically and commercially successful romance O Kadhal Kanmani.
The actor chooses scripts he likes. Asked if he will ever refuse a project with Mani Ratnam if he does not like the script, Dulquer says, "Well, O Kadhal Kanmani was not the first idea that we discussed and Mani sir is always a man who is ready to discuss. So, yes, my parameter of choosing a script applies for everybody. As an actor, if I cannot see myself in the character that I have been offered, I cannot play the part. So I do not do a film unless I'm convinced."