New Delhi: Dulquer Salmaan, an actor who has appeared in Hindi films only "sporadically", on Monday said he wants "every outing" to be memorable.
His latest Hindi film 'Chup: Revenge of the Artist', directed by filmmaker R Balki, is set to be released in theatres on Friday.
As an artiste, Dulquer said, he is open to doing projects across languages.
"I've grown up watching Hindi cinema and I love the industry. But I want to keep doing unique films and different roles. Because I work in so many languages, I believe every outing should be memorable.
"I come a little sporadically and there is always a gap. Whenever I do a film in Hindi, I hope it is memorable for the audience. I hope it is a film and a role that they take back home. And I stay in their minds, at least as a good actor," Dulquer told reporters.
There is often criticism, but a lot of times, it is constructive. Sometimes it is personal, but I feel like those people have their agenda or something.
Salmaan was speaking at a press conference along with Balki.
Also starring Sunny Deol, Shreya Dhanwanthary and Pooja Bhatt, 'Chup' presents the story of a serial killer who targets film critics.
Salmaan said the decision to do 'Chup' was a "no-brainer" for him as it had an interesting script and also gave him a chance to collaborate with Balki, the man behind acclaimed movies such as 'Cheeni Kum', 'Paa' and 'Pad Man'.
"Even though I listen to so many films across languages, 'Chup' stood out from all of them. From all the things that I have read about the film's trailer, everybody feels it is a unique film. Even my friends and directors in Malayalam say this is such a terrific idea. Nobody thought of this.
The movie's trailer, which came out earlier this month, showed Sunny Deol as a cop racing against time to unmask a serial murderer on the loose.
Dulquer said bad reviews of movies does affect him, especially when he has put in "sincere and honest" efforts in a film.
"You genuinely want to do good work and prove to the audience that you have put your heart into this film and character. There is often criticism, but a lot of times, it is constructive. Sometimes it is personal, but I feel like those people have their agenda or something.
Moving forward is the only way to deal with criticism, Dulquer said.
'Chup: Revenge of the Artist' is co-written by Balki, critic-turned-writer Raja Sen and Rishi Virmani. Vishal Sinha is credited as director of photography on the project.