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Dulquer Salmaan says that he doesn't approve remakes

Meezaan Jafri essays Dulquer's role in the Hindi remake of Bangalore Days, which is titled Yaariyan 2

Dulquer Salmaan says that he doesn't approve remakes
Still of Dulquer Salmaan

Last Updated: 04.05 PM, Jul 29, 2023


Bangalore Days is one of the most successful films ever released in Malayalam. The film, which stars Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Fahadh Faasil, and Nazriya Nazim, is the story of three cousins who share a friendly relationship. The hit film was remade into Tamil as Bangalore Naatkal with Arya, Boby Simha, and Sri Divya.

Now, the latest is that Dulquer has declined the offer to reprise his character Arjun in the Hindi remake of Bangalore Days. The actor said that he was approached by the makers but turned them down because he did not want to do the same role again since it would feel mechanical.

“All the best to the Hindi team of Bangalore days. I am often called upon to play Arjun in other languages. They want me to play the same role. But why should I do the same role again? I will be mechanical. I won’t have my heart in it,” Dulquer told News18.

Yaariyan 2 Poster
Yaariyan 2 Poster

The actor was also approached to do the same role in the Tamil remake, which he declined. Later, Arya was roped in. While the Tamil version of Bangalore Days could not recreate the success of its original, it will be interesting to see the fate of the Hindi version.

Meezaan Jafri, known for films like Malaal and Hungama 2, essays the role of Dulquer in the Hindi remake of Bangalore Days, which is titled Yaariyan 2.

Dulquer also said that he doesn’t approve of remakes and has always been interested in original content.

Still in Bangalore Days
Still in Bangalore Days

“I hold the opinion that nothing should be remade. We should be looking for original content. I think it is very easy to remake something. I have rejected many offers of remakes, which went on to become very successful projects. But I am still adamant about that and believe nothing should be remade," he said.

King of Kotha is Dulquer's upcoming release. Touted to be the biggest film of his career, the movie is slated to hit theatres in August, during Onam.

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