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Dulquer Salmaan: I wanted Kurup's dubbed version to look like a direct Telugu film

The actor opened up about his pan-Indian release Kurup at a pre-release event of the film's Telugu version in Hyderabad.

Srivathsan Nadadhur
Nov 10, 2021
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Dulquer Salmaan has always been dear to Telugu viewers, be it his Malayalam outings or Telugu films, there are enough fans in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana who applaud his acting chops. His Telugu fans have another reason to cheer this weekend as they get to watch his crime saga, Kurup, in Telugu as well, where he is paired alongside Goodachari, Major actress Sobhita Dhulipala. The pre-release event for Kurup's Telugu version was held in Hyderabad on Monday, during which Dulquer spoke why the love of Telugu audiences means a lot to him.

"Andariki Namaskaram..Beyond this, I would need a script to speak in Telugu. Kurup is a special film for me and everyone associated with it. What you've watched till now is barely 1% of the film and it's going to be an amazing experience for all viewers. The story and the idea is universal, the reason why we're releasing it in multiple languages. We've very good distribution partners in Telugu. It's always good to come to Hyderabad. I've always maintained there are no bigger cinema lovers than Telugu audiences," the actor said.

Dulquer added, "When people in Hyderabad told me they watched Ustaad Hotel, I was surprised. In the pre-OTT era, when I asked how did they manage to see it, they told me about making an effort to Google the best Malayalam films for that year and went ahead and watched it. That is the love they have for cinema, across languages. I've always been welcomed here, like someone of their own. Within industry and from people, I've only received love till now and I want to keep working in Telugu. I'm just about to complete my second straight Telugu film with Hanu Raghavapudi. It's a very special film as well."

Talking about the effort that went behind Kurup's Telugu dubbed version, the Mahanati actor told, "Please check out Kurup at the cinemas. We've taken utmost care with the lines and I've dubbed it myself in the Telugu version. We wanted Kurup to look like a straight Telugu film. Hope you all enjoy it. I cannot wait to hear the feedback and I'm waiting with bated breath, excitement and nervous energy for November 12. See you back at the theatres." The film is directed by Srinath Rajendran.

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