Dulquer's love story
Deccan Chronicle| Lipika Varma
The actor talks about his love story with wife Amal, his feminist leanings, and more
Dulquer Salmaan may be known to most as the star of films like 'OK Kanmani' and 'Kammatti Paadam', but what is lesser known is that he is the perfect family man off-screen, looking after his young daughter and spending time with his wife, architect Amal Sufiya.
Reminiscing about his and Amal’s beginnings, the actor shares: "After I returned from US where I was finishing my studies, my folks were keen on getting me married. My friends and family suggested the name of one of my schoolmates who was five years my junior. My friends started matching her bio-data with mine. Now, it so happened that on most of my outings, I would notice the same girl there as well. Or at times when I decided to watch a movie, surprisingly, she would also be there watching that same movie and the same show. Since I was bumping into her often unknowingly, I somehow felt it could be some celestial sign that I should get married to her."
Dulquer then mustered up the courage to finally approach her and invited her on a coffee date. I informed my parents about this girl. Both the families met and connected immediately. So I can say it is a love-cum-arranged marriage. We have a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter who is very talkative. She entertains the entire family throughout the day," he adds with a smile.
When asked if Amal feels insecure about all the female attention that he receives on social media, the Kali actor shakes his head. "No, not at all. Sometimes I also tell her to comment for me, but it’s like ghar ki murgi dal barabar (familiarity breeds contempt). However, my wife is very secure," he says.
It is no secret that Dulquer is a proud feminist. The actor credits this quality to all the strong female influences in his life, be it his grandmother, mother, sister, wife, and now his daughter.
"While at home, I love to change the nappies of my daughter," he says.