- Shivarajkumar hailed Lijo Jose Pellissery's new film 'Angamaly Diaries'
- The veteran will appear in the Kannada remake of Mohanlal starrer 'Oppam'
Kannada superstar Shivarajkumar has revealed that he is big fan of Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan.
Despite being just five years old in the industry, Dulquer has built quite a reputation for himself with his performances in films like 'Ustad Hotel', 'Bangalore Days', 'OK Kanmani', 'Charlie', and 'Kammatipaadam'. And Shivarajkumar has become the latest high-profile star to shower praise on the youngster.
"I am a big fan of Mammootty's son Dulquer... ardent fan. He is such an amazing actor! An youngster finding perfection to that level... I've never seen a newcomer do that. I think he is brilliant!" the veteran said in an interview to a Malayalam news channel.
However, Dulquer was not the only Mollywood youngster to impress Shivarajkumar. He also hailed young director Lijo Jose Pellissery's new film 'Angamaly Diaries', labelling its 11-minute climax scene as world-class.
"There is a special scene in Angamaly Diaries... the 11-minute climax which he filmed in one shot. That is something unique. It proves that even Indian films can do such things," the Kannada superstar pointed out.
Shivarajkumar will appear in the Kannada remake of Mohanlal starrer 'Oppam', which will be the first remake he does in over 15 years.
"I wanted to do Oppam. I had stopped doing remakes but this film was a special film. If it was a regular film, I promise would not have done it," he added.
However, despite holding new Malayalam films and filmmakers in high regard, Shivarajkumar all-time favourite film goes back over 50 years.
"Chemmeen is my all-time favourite. Whenever I see that film, I cry. I can never forget Sheela and Madhu... how beautiful Sheela was and how special Madhu's performance was. Very few films have had that effect on me," the actor stressed.
Last Updated 6:40 PM IST