Khateja Qureshi | Published On: Sep, 17, 2022 | 06:45 AM
Dulquer Salmaan tasted massive success with the release of Sita Ramam. He is currently in Mumbai to promote the Hindi release of the Mrunal Thakur and Rashmika Mandanna starrer. The film features him as an orphaned army officer, who is completely smitten by the Sita aka Mrunal Thakur. During the press conference that was held to celebrate the success of the film which was released in South languages last month, the romantic avatar of Dulquer was compared to Shah Rukh Khan and the actor refrained from taking the title as he maintained that it would be an insult to the Bollywood superstar.
Furthermore, Dulquer Salmaan also confessed that he has been one of his biggest fans and that the Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol starrer iconic film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of his favourite films. Speaking at the press conference, Dulquer turned into a fanboy as he said, “I am a huge Shah Rukh Sir fan both on and off-screen. He is such a big role model for all of us. I am in awe of how he treats people, how he talks to people, how respectful he is to women. If Shah Rukh Sir talks to you in a room full of people, you will still feel like you are the only person in the room. He is very special and I have grown up watching his films. I have watched DDLJ multiple times with my sister. It is probably one of my favourite films.”
Dulquer went on to add, “He is always been an inspiration in some way or the other. Even when I had my doubts about becoming an actor, I looked up to him. He is such a strong personality and not just an actor. He has so much charm. I think his influences are there somewhere subliminally and subconsciously like the way I interact with people. But comparing me to him is almost like an insult as there is only one Shah Rukh Khan.”
Speaking of Sita Ramam, the film is directed by Hanu Raghavpudi. It released on August 5, 2022 in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam whereas the Hindi dubbed version was released on September 2. The movie is currently also streaming on Amazon Prime.