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Arjun Rampal likes it cheap

Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, April 08, 2013
First Published: 11:55 IST(8/4/2013) | Last Updated: 17:57 IST(8/4/2013)

While most makers allocate a plum amount of their budget for designer wardrobes for their cast, Nikhil Advani’s, D-Day will see Arjun Rampal dressed in clothes that have been bought off the streets.

Nikhil says, “Arjun’s character requires him to look like someone who can blend into the crowd at a Karachi brothel. All his clothes were bought from outside Andheri Station, for about Rs. 2,000 in total.”

Arjun, on his part, is quite excited about his new wardrobe as it would add authenticity to his character. “It was Nikhil’s idea to get me clothes from the bazaar. It will make my character look more believable,” says Arjun.

In the film, the actor plays the role of a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent, who is stationed in Pakistan. He is assigned the task of bringing Dawood Ibrahim back to India after the 1993 terror attacks in Mumbai.

What’s more, to prepare for his role, the actor even decided to go ahead and do some shopping himself. “When I was in Istanbul, I found myself a pair of rugged-looking shoes at a second hand store. They looked great and suited the look of my character, Rudra Pratap. I have worn them throughout the film,” says Arjun. The film, which has been inspired by the terror attacks, is a high-octane action drama.

It also stars Irrfan and Rishi Kapoor.

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