No Filter Neha 4: Dulquer Salmaan speaks about nepotism and what he thinks of it

Updated: 10 December, 2019 17:56 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

On the latest episode of No Filter Neha, actor Dulquer Salmaan spoke to Neha Dhupia about nepotism and his take on the ever-going issue

Picture Courtesy: PR
Picture Courtesy: PR

Ever since Kangana Ranaut has uttered the N-word on Koffee With Karan, albeit just for fun, the entire nation seems to have learned the meaning of the word Nepotism. Every time an actor from a film family is about to make his/her debut, this question about privilege is always thrown at them.

And the recent actor to give his take on the never-ending debate was the South sensation, Dulquer Salmaan. Talking to Dhupia about the same, the actor said, "It was much easier for me. I don't think we have a major auditioning culture in Malayalam. It hasn't been there traditionally. There would obviously people be like - 'hey is your son looking to act?' We were looking to cast newcomers in a film, so I would get these random inquiries, nothing that I could connect to. And then I found this one film where I just had the script and they were like everybody is a newcomer on this movie I was like great I won't be the only newcomer you know we can all learn together, make mistakes together, I was like we all can do workshops and all of that.”

He added, "So that's how I stumbled upon my first film, but I'll be lying if I say 'oh I really struggled, or I had to audition and all that jazz'. I didn't. I had no idea how to go about it. My dad was like don't come to me, I'm not going to make any phone calls, I refused to ask people. He still, to this day, hasn't which I love him for. Randomly this inquiry came, I heard a few ideas, and I liked this one."

The actor was last seen with Sonam Kapoor in The Zoya Factor and revived unanimous praise for his performance.

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First Published: 10 December, 2019 17:45 IST

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