Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Movies
2-min read

I'm Not a Huge Cricket Fan, Says The Zoya Factor's Dulquer Salmaan

The actor trained to look true to his character of an international cricketer in the film.

IANS

Updated:September 20, 2019, 9:48 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
I'm Not a Huge Cricket Fan, Says The Zoya Factor's Dulquer Salmaan
Image of Dulquer Salmaan, courtesy of Instagram

Actor Dulquer Salmaan, who plays a cricketer in the upcoming film "The Zoya Factor", says he is not an avid cricket watcher.

"Honestly speaking, I am not someone who was serious about cricket -- or any sport for that matter -- when I was in school. I have friends who took sports seriously at the school level. Also, I was not an avid cricket watcher, I do not tune in to TV to watch a match that my friends who love cricket religiously do. However, this film has given me a lot of insight (on the game)," Dulquer told IANS, adding that he, however, watched some of the Indian Premier League matches of his favourite team Chennai Super Kings.

"The Zoya Factor" is based on a book of the same name, penned by the author Anuja Chauhan. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, the film features Sonam Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Saurabh Shukla among others along with Dulquer.

The actor trained to look true to his character of an international cricketer in the film. "I realised how disciplined our cricketers are. Their level of hard work and dedication towards the game is different. When I started learning some of the tricks, I understood a professional cricketer is lightyears ahead of what I can achieve through workshop and training for the film," he pointed out.

Being the son of the Malayalam superstar Mammootty, the actor has seen the south Indian film industry closely from even before he made his debut with "Second Show" in 2012.

Dulquer went on to act in films like "Ustad Hotel", "Njaan", "Vaayai Moodi Pesavum", "O Kadhal Kanmani", "Charlie". In 2018 he made his Bollywood debut with "Karwaan".

Asked what major difference he finds in the two industries, he mentioned the pre-release media and promotional activities that has become a huge tradition in Bollywood.

Mentioning how awkward he was earlier, Dulquer said: " I think I am becoming better at it now with time because it is certainly not a regular practice in South Indian film industry. I do not have so much experience to understand if media coverage of a film gives an extra push to bring people to the theatre."

"Initially I was little awkward because I did not have so much body of work to talk about…after two films in Hindi and more number of films in south, I have work to talk," he concluded.

"The Zoya Factor" releases on Friday.

Follow @News18Movies for more

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results