So it’s going to happen after all.The real Arun Gawli will help promote his on-screen avatar Arjun Rampal’s film Daddy this September.
Earlier this merger of the real and the reel was only an idea. But now it’s decided.
Confirming the same Arjun says, “We were not sure if Arun Gawli’s bail application would be approved. But still we had postponed the release date of Daddy from July to September hoping he would be able to join us towards the release of the film.”
Now the team gears itself for a unique promotional experience wherein a convict would be promoting a bio-pic when out on bail.
The last time when a real-life subject of a bio-pic promoted a film with his cinematic counterpart was when M S Dhoni got together with Sushant Singh Rajput to promote Neeraj Pandey’s Dhoni : An Untold Story.
And never mind if there was nothing ‘untold’ about the Dhoni bio-pic.
Arjun promises to shed light on completely undiscovered facets of Gawli’s life. “The idea is to neither demonize nor eulogize him. But to portray as human, real vulnerable yet strong.No one enjoys being known as a law-breaker. We’ve tried to go into Gawli’s dual image of the outlaw and the Messiah.”
Is Gawli okay with being shown with his blemishes?
“If he wasn’t he wouldn’t be joining us in promoting the film on his life when he would like nothing better than to spend time with his family,” Arjun argues reasonably.