Arjun Rampal‘s upcoming film, Daddy has been making headlines for quite some time now. This is the first production of Arjun Rampal, and his first biopic as well. Along with director Ashim Ahluwalia, the director who’s helmed art films like Miss Lovely (2012), Arjun has written the scrivpt of the film. Arjun wanted desperately to do a biopic, and when Arun Gawli’s name crossed his mind, he was unwilling to let go of it. However, till what extent did Arjun go to make his film? Apparent in his latest video, so much so, that he didn’t wait for Gawli’s consent before beginning the shooting.
Sharing the process of the making, Arjun said, “When I actually started shooting this film, I didn’t have the rights. I had not signed. We were on the sets and everybody was coming dressed like gangsters and you would not know if there was any real gangster. It was quite a paranoid situation. And on the last day of shooting, I get a call that Daddy is out and he wants to meet me.”
Arjun explained the tension upon receiving the call from Daddy himself: “Daddy said that he came to know that I started the film. I asked him a question that why does he think I started the picture without his consent, just because you promised me to give the rights.”
“As we stepped inside his office, he looked at the contract papers and said that he can’t read English. However, he just looked at me and said ‘I am going ahead because I trust you’ and signed the papers. I will never forget that look,” added Arjun.
After much delay, the film is slated to release on September 8, 2017