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For Chup Dulquer Salmaan Familiarized  Himself With  Guru Dutt

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Malayalam superstar Dulquer Salmaan is all set to  be seen in  Hindi , in R Balki’s unusual Chup which takes on  film critics   in India. A large part  of the  film is based on  Guru Dutt’s immortal classic  Kagaz Ke Phool.

Dulquer disarmingly  admits that he was  not familiar with the works  of Guru Dutt.  “I mean, of course I knew  who Guru Dutt was. And of course I had heard his great  songs , seen some of his work. But it was  only after working in Balki sir’s Chup  that I became aware of the  true importance of Guru Dutt to Indian cinema.”

In Chup,Dulquer has even sung  the  Mohd Rafi  hit Sar jot tera  chakraye (officially composed by Sachin Dev Burman  but actually composed  by his son  Rahul Dev Burman) from the  film Pyaasa .

Dulquer has earlier  done two Hindi films  Karwaan in 2018 and The Zoya Factor in 2019.

He admits they did not turn out the way  he had imagined.  “It happens. I have no regrets about  doing those films.Now I’m looking forward  to Chup. I  just can’t imagine how  Balki Sir thought of making a   film on this theme.”

Chup is  the story of a serial killer who  targets  film critics.

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