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HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

Rishi Kapoor turns Dawood for D-Day?

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, May 14, 2013
First Published: 14:15 IST(14/5/2013) | Last Updated: 14:27 IST(14/5/2013)
Rishi Kapoor’s look in Nikhil Advani’s next directorial film, D-Day, is sure to generate some curiosity.

Although his character is rumoured to have been inspired by don, Dawood Ibrahim, the makers insist he is playing the part of a man called Goldman, who works for the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW). However, they do add that his role is that of India’s ‘most wanted man’.

“He’s playing a fictional character, but the part does draw inspiration from our history,” says a source, adding that casting Kapoor was not easy. “He was initially sceptical, but after the look test, he didn’t need any more convincing. He knew he was the right choice.”

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In the same vein, Kapoor says, “Although so many others like Nikhil were been blown away by Rauf Lala (Kapoor’s role in Agneepath; 2012), I was not sure I could pull off this particular one. Then we did a look test, not to convince the director, but so I could get into the skin of the role.”

Roles inspired by Dawood Ibrahim?
Akshay Kumar in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again (unreleased)
Sonu Sood in Shootout At Wadala (2013)
Emraan Hashmi in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010)
Ajay Devgn in Company (2002)

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