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Dulquar Salman, the next Mammootty in the making?

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Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 15:47 [IST]

Ever since the marriage news and wedding pictures of Mammootty's son Dulquar Salman and wife Amal Sufiya has been out, people have been wanting to know more about the superstar's son.

Dulquar Salman married architect Amal Sufiya in a private ceremony on December 22nd at Sheraton Park Hotel in Chennai. His father Mammootty even hosted a reception for the couple in Kochi Ramada resort on December 26th.

Suddenly, the film industry as well as the common masses have begun to show great interest in Dulquar Salman, who also resembles his father, superstar Mammootty.

Where did Dulquar Salman get his name from?

Dulquar Salman's name comes from two brave soldiers in Islamic history - Dulquar Nayina and Salman Alpharis. However, Salman is known as Chalu at home.

What about Dulquar Salman's education?

Dulquar Salman studied in Kerala till first standard, after which he joined Shishya School in Chennai. Dulquar Salman also has a degree of business administration from the US.

When Dulquar Salman met his wife Amal Sufiya?

Dulquar Salman apparently revealed to his wife about his interest and desire to act in films at their first meeting itself.

Dulquar Salman's interest in Cinema

More than wanting to be an actor, Dulquar Salman wanted to be a filmmaker. He was more interested in the technicalities involved in filmmaking. Salman even captured a shortfilm with his father's camera while he was in the eighth standard. He has made the domestic helps act in the film.

Though director Shyamaprasad offered him a role for the first time, Dulquar was reluctant and thought that he must first study the various aspects of cinema in detail and hence did a short term course in film.

Dulquar Salman will soon be seen in the film Second Show. The film is being made by a team of youngsters, all eager to explore the medium.

Mammootty is obviously very proud of his son. While talking about his humble launch, Mammootty said, “I never got a premiere launch in cinema. During those struggling days, I was known as Mammootty, the son of Paanaparambil Ismail. It was only later that my father came to be known through me. Now, Dulquar is known as Mammootty's son. If I am destined to be known as his father, let it be so."

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