Dulquer Salmaan was to mark his Bollywood debut with Karwaan on June 1. The movie was delayed after Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour. While Khan is undergoing his treatment in London, Dulquer’s superstar father Mammootty has decided to step on the Irrfan’s behalf for his son’s debut Bollywood project’s promotions.
Irrfan’s void to be filled in by Mammootty |Photo Credit: BCCL
Dulquer Salmaan is one lucky chap. The actor not only has a superstar for a father, but he had a daddy who’d come to his rescue at all times. Malayalam superstar Mammootty has decided to step in for Irrfan Khan during Karwaan promotions. Yes, while Irrfan is recuperating in London and undergoing treatment there, Mammootty will be by his son’s side as he gears up for his big Bollywood debut.
Dulquer-Irrfan starrer Karwaan was to release on June 1 earlier, however with the actor’s health concerns the makers decided to move the release date to August 3. While earlier the movie would have clashed with Kareena Kapoor Khan – Sonam Kapoor Ahuja starrer Veere Di Wedding. With the new release date Dulquer will be taking on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao starrer Fanne Khan. Apparently it was producer Ronnie Screwvala, who convinced Mammootty to join Karwaan promotions in Mumbai and a special screening in Bangalore.
As Dulquer takes on Bollywood big wigs at the box office, Mammootty decided to add some of his star power to Karwaan promotions. The veteran actor will join his son in ensuring that Dulquer’s first film makes an impact ahead of its release.
Despite his ill-health, Irrfan had voiced his support for Dulquer on social media. The actor had wished the Karwaan team luck on Twitter.