Arjun Rampal: Arun Gawli felt certain situations weren’t correctly depicted in ‘Daddy’
Arjun Rampal’s uncanny resemblance to gangster-politician Arun Gawli in the biopic, Daddy, has been the talk of the town since the first teaser was released in December last year. During the same time, mid-day had spoken to Gawli’s daughter Geeta Gawli, who had asserted that they won’t allow the film to release until her father has seen it.
Speaking to a publication recently, Rampal revealed that Gawli, who is currently lodged in Nagpur jail, has already seen the movie.
When asked about Arun Gawli’s reaction to the Ashim Ahluwalia-directed biopic, the actor said, “It’s not an easy film to digest, it is really hard-hitting. So, (it leaves you) a bit stunned. I think (the film) took him back to his past and he was thinking about Rama and Babu (his close associates). [After watching the film], he said, ‘Tune to sab kuch dikha diya hai.’ He was happy with the film.”
Arjun Rampal, who is also the producer of the biopic ‘Daddy’, added that Gawli had a few suggestions. “He felt certain situations weren’t correctly depicted by us. His arguments were justified. He expressed his apprehensions about a certain character — he said, ‘This person wouldn’t react in this manner. So, can you fix that?’ These were minor tweaks and we gladly incorporated them. I think his suggestions actually helped the film.”
Wave Cinemas Ponty Chadha in association with Raju Chadha, Karta Entertainment and Kundalini Entertainment present Daddy, releasing on 8th of September 2017.