The teaser trailer of Ashim Ahluwalia’s Daddy looks compelling. Arjun Rampal plays the lead role as Arun Gulab Gawli, fondly known as Daddy.
Rampal looks intensely dangerous in the opening interrogation scene, where he’s being questioned by a policeman about various crimes and murders. He’s dressed in a white kurta pyjama and dons a Gandhi cap. One can’t ignore how much he resembles Arun T Gawli, the real life gangster-turned-politician. The actor recently said that he doesn’t intend to portray the man as a hero.
When I met Arun briefly after he was out on parole, he told me don’t portray me like a hero. That is not what I want. What I have done is done. I have served my time and punishment for it.Arjun Rampal, Actor (as reported by The Indian Express)
Arjun Rampal’s performance in the film is being touted as his best so far.