Malayalam actor Dulquer Salman known to go out on a limb for every performance didn’t see this challenge coming. He has landed himself with a broken ankle and torn leg ligaments that will keep him out of circulation for three weeks.
Speaking from his home in Chennai Dulquer says, “It happened on Wednesday in Kochi where I was rehearsing for a fund-raising live show. As it is, I don’t do live shows. But this was for charity. What’s more my dad (Mammooty) and Mohanal Sir were supposed to dance together. During the rehearsal I felt something crack while I was doing an intricate dance step. I knew I had broken something.”
Dulquer believes in the adage about the show going on. “I did my show with Mohanlal Sir and Dad in spite of the angle. There was so much at stake here. If I had skipped the show there would have been repercussions since the tickets were sold weeks in advance.”
How did he manage with the damaged ankle? “My choreographer was very accommodating. He changed the steps , made it easier for me to go through it somehow. Now I am in Chennai, but out of circulation for three weeks, as per doctors’ orders. But let’s see how long I can actually stay off my feet.”
Dulquer intends to use this time to read new scripts. “My work in a Tamil film that I am doing(Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal) is most affected. First there was the Tamil film industry strike. Now my ankle…I will have to find a way to make up for lost time.”