Anirudh Devilal, grandson of former Haryana chief minister Devi Lal, is set to direct political satire ‘Lollypop Since 1947’, starring actor Deepak Dobriyal, cast in a role closely modelled on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal.
Deepak will play an ‘aam aadmi’ (common man) who becomes a political force to reckon with. “I play a salesman who becomes a member of parliament. It’s a role that every supporter of Kejriwalji will immediately recognise,” said the actor, who has worked in ‘Omkara’, ‘Gulaal’ and ‘Dabangg 2’.
Deepak, who suffered an eye injury last year, said the role required immense preparation, especially since it was directed by a member of a political family.
“It’s directed by Anirudh Devilal, who is former Haryana chief minister Devi Lal’s grandson and an AAP
member. The film has a very clear wake-up message for the masses...very close to what Arvind Kejriwalji has attempted to put forward,” he said.
Deepak’s next is Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’, in which, the actor said, he had a substantial role.
“Salman bhai’s (Salman Khan) company is lucky for me. I had just a few scenes with him in ‘Dabangg 2’. Commuters, to this day, stop my car at the traffic signal and address me as ‘Gainda bhai’, my character’s name in the film,” he said.