Dulquer Salmaan aka DQ Salmaan, who is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Karwaan, has received a special pre-birthday gift from the director of his feature film, Akarsh Khurana.

Khurana has gifted DQ the same blue van that we have seen in the trailers driven by Irrfan and DQ.

While talking about the gift, Akarsh shared, “There are two reasons for gifting DQ this van. One, of course, is emotional. It was almost like an important character in the film and the two spent a lot of time together. Two, it’s been through a lot of wear and tear and is all beat up now. It needs an automobile fanatic like DQ to give it a new lease of life,” adding that the van travelled from Mumbai to Bangalore, Ooty, Kochi, in fact, all over Kerala, eventually finding its way back to Aram Nagar in Andheri

Revealing why he chose this van in particular for the comedy-drama, Akarsh says it was for its shape and size.

“It had to look like it could fit a dead body in the back. And it had to be practical to shoot in, with space for the camera and the team, along with being tough and comfy,” he says, adding with a laugh that he himself is a big guy,” Khurana explained.

Also, while talking about Dulquer’s love for cars, Akarsh shared. “He has a BMW M3, a Polo GT and a modified Triumph Bonneville in his garage, along with a BMW R1200 GS adventure tourer, a Porsche Panamera Turbo sports sedan, a Mini Cooper and an E46, BMWi8. The van will be another addition to his collection.”

Karwaan also stars Irrfan and debutante Mithila Palkar, revolves around three oddballs from different walks of life who are thrown together on a somewhat bizarre journey which helps them find normalcy in their lives.

Produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Karwaan is slated to release on August 3.

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