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R Balki opens up on casting actor Dulquer Salmaan for his coming psychological thriller Chup

Filmmaker R Balki had unveil the Chup teaser on Bollywood legend Guru Dutt’s birthday. Paying an ode to him, the teaser directly pointed to the criticism that the legendary director received for his masterpiece Kaagaz Ke Phool. The recently released trailer of the thriller has gained a lot of appreciation from the fans and the release of the psychological thriller has become the most awaited one.

R Balki’s Chup:The Revenge of The Artist stars the talented actor Dulqer Salmaan. The unconventional director recently opened up on casting the Star for the film and the reason comes as a surprise.

“For Chup, I was lucky to have someone super talented, a superstar in one half of the country, who speaks Hindi as if it’s his mother tongue and who can be a terrific discovery for the other half of the country. I wanted a relatively fresh face for Hindi Cinema with the acting muscle of a veteran and then I found Dulquer. I narrated the film to him on Zoom during the lockdown, and that was it. We met for thirty minutes or so in Cochin and then directly on the set. I never even had to do a reading or a workshop with him” – expressed R. Balki on casting the actor for the thriller.

R Balki’s search for novelty came apparent in his reason for casting Dulquer Salmaan and he is certain to give his audience a never-like-before watch. Dulquer Salmaan has been carrying the most versatile roles and delivering them with utmost dedication. His diverse roles like Kurup – Nov’21 – Malayalam, Hey Sinamika – Mar’22 – Tamil, Salute – Mar’22 – OTT and Sita Ramam – Aug’22 – Telugu highlights his roles coming from a vibrant slate. With R Balki’s thriller, the actor adds another to his list

Chup is R Balki’s debut in the genre of blood and kills. A thriller of global significance, the movie is being conceptually touted as the first-of-its-kind in the world. His films have always piqued the interest of fans, critics and peers alike with his subject often making headlines. Breaking through the clutter, the disruptive filmmaker has made a lasting impact with his groundbreaking ideas and original school of thought.

Others headlining the power-packed cast of the film are Sunny Deol, Shreya Dhanwanthary, who made a mark for herself with Scam: 1992, and Pooja Bhatt, who recently made a massive comeback with Bombay Begums. The movie is directed by R Balki and Produced by Gauri Shinde, Hope Filmmakers and Pen Studios. The original story is by R Balki, the screenplay and dialogues have been co-written by R Balki, critic-turned-writer Raja Sen and Rishi Virmani.

Dr Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios) presents the film and all India distribution is by Pen Marudhar. The Director of Photography is Vishal Sinha and Music Director is Amit Trivedi, Sneha Khanvilkar and Aman Pant. Pranab Kapadia and Anirudh Sharma are Co-Producers of the film.

The film is the most anticipated one and is set to release on September 23.

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