New Delhi: Arjun Rampal stars in this week's Daddy, the subject of which is gangster Arun Gawli. Arjun Rampal revealed everything about his first few meetings with Arun Gawli, in which the latter seemed reserved. The national Award-winning actor said that Arun Gawli seemed very different from his media portrayal, which 'intrigued' him. "I met him when he was out on parole. The first few times, he was slightly sceptical and I understood that he's reserved because of his colourful past. What I found interesting was that people called him Daddy. Usually they refer to a don as "Bhai" or "Don" I realised that although dreaded, he had another side which intrigued me."
- Arjun Rampal says Arun Gawli is a god fearing man
- Arjun says Arun Gawli was reserved in the beginning and opened up later
- Arjun Rampal's Daddy, based on Arun Gawli, releases tomorrow
"He's not flamboyant, doesn't go to dance bars and blow up money on bar girls and mistresses. He's spent half his life in jail but is a God fearing, family man. At home, there are photographs of Gods everywhere, he is always praying," Arjun Rampal added.
Of their later association, Arjun Rampal said: "After a few meetings, he started opening up to me. I assured him that it wouldn't be a propaganda story, I wanted to tell it the way it is, in a realistic manner. His consent convinced me this was a man with self-confidence."
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Daddy is directed by Ashim Ahluwalia and co-produced by Arjun Rampal. The film also stars Aishwarya Rajesh, Nishikant Kamat, Anand Ingale and Rajesh Shringarpure. Daddy is releasing alongside Poster Boys starring Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol and Shreyas Tapade.