Dulquer Salmaan won “Best Actor in a Negative Role in ‘Chup'” at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023. He is the first actor in Malayalam film industry to win this award. It’s worth noting that this is his first award for a Hindi film. Dulquer Salmaan took to Twitter to thank ‘Chup’ director R. Balki.
Dulquer Salmaan shared a series of photos of himself holding his Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023 trophy. Dulquer won the award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for his performance in ‘Chup: Revenge of the Artist.’
He captioned the post, ” This one felt special! My first ever award for Hindi. And my first ever for Best Actor in a negative role. Many thanks to the jury of @dpiff_official for this honour and @abhialmish for being such a kind host. For some reason my old friend, my nerves got the better of me on stage and I blanked out like a first timer. So, the one person I truly need to thank for this is Balki sir. I dont know how he saw me as Danny, but he did. And the conviction he had in me, his guidance and vision was everything for me. Thank you, sir and all my wonderful costars, the best crew and everyone at @hopeprodn for giving me the best experience on #Chup. This one is for all of you.”
The organizers of the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023 also wished Dulquer Salmaan success. The function, held on Monday, February 20, was attended by some of Bollywood’s and the South Indian film industry’s top stars. RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli, won the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Award for ‘Film of the Year.’