Daddy is presented by Kundalini Entertainment and Karta Entertainment.
Arjun Rampal, who will be soon seen in Daddy as Arun Gawli, admits that It was challenging for me to look like him.
Bollywood is currently enjoying a rather successful tryst with biopics. And, while all actors undergo major physical transformation to look their part, Arjun Rampal's avatar as Arun Gawli in the forthcoming film 'Daddy' has taken everyone by surprise — the actor's resemblance to the gangster is truly outstanding.
Still, it was no cakewalk for Arjun to turn into the Don. Prod him on the subject and he states, "I think Arun Gawli is a really handsome man (laughs)."
On a more sober note, the actor insists that he wasn't willing to compromise on the genuineness of the case. He says, "It's a true story and so, it has to be real. It is also about ensuring that the character is not completely glamourised — he is a person who comes from a certain backdrop, someone who has been instrumental in creating so much fear and at the same time, garnering so much love."
The actor wanted to get the look of the real-life gangster down pat. He elaborates, "The biggest challenge was for me to look like Arun Gawli.
He continued, I was nervous on the first day that we did the look test. I wanted it to be exactly like my look in the film and so, I had already lost eight kilos when I tried on the prosthetic nose and cap. The first look test was actually shot on a phone and it was one of the happiest moments of my life when everyone said that I looked like the character. Then, the Italian crew of technicians came on board and further enhanced my look. A lot of things went wrong, and we had to redo it till we got it right. We went radical with various things."
Daddy which releases on July 21 is an unconventional film in every way.
The trailer of the film was launched at the Google headquarters, which was the first for any film and ever since then social media has been buzzing with praise for the film. The gangster who never ran from the police, this catchphrase is enough to raise curiosity levels among the audience to visit theatres and catch the movie on July 21.
The political crime drama film co-written and directed by Ashim Ahluwalia.
Daddy is an upcoming Indian political crime drama film co-written and directed by Ashim Ahluwalia. The film stars Arjun Rampal, who also co-wrote the film, portraying gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli.