2017 will be a very special year for Dulquer Salmaan since he would be making his debut in Telugu cinema and Bollywood with some interesting films. While his Tollywood debut is a biopic on yesteryear actress Savitri, titled Mahanati, and has him playing yesteryear actor Gemini Ganesan, his Bollywood debut film Karwaan will have him play a Bangalore based young man. Besides Dulquer Salmaan, Karwaan will also feature Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar in the lead roles. And the latest news about the film is that Krithi Kharbanda has been roped in to play the leading lady opposite Dulquer.
“Kriti’s role is an extended cameo and will appear at an important juncture in the film. She plays Dulquer’s love interest and will be flying to Kochi on Thursday to start shooting. Kriti is comfortable with Telugu and Kannada but her character in this film is required to speak a little Malayalam so there will be a trainer on the set to help her out. Despite working in the South film industry, Dulquer and Kriti have never met before,” a source was quoted in a report in Pune Mirror.
Karwaan is being produced by Ronni Screwvala and is being directed by Akarsh Khurana. The shooting of the film is currently underway in Ooty with the complete cast and crew of the film. The film is said to be about two friends who take a road trip and how that impacts their life. Dulquer, already a top star in Malayalam, is expected to make it big in Bollywood circles too.