Arjun Rampal to release Daddy on Sept 8, date changed on Arun Gawli’s daughter’s request

Geeta Gawli, daughter of gangster Arun Gawli, has made a special request to the producers of Arjun Rampal-starrer Daddy: She wants the release date of the film changed. Daddy is based on Arun Gawli’s life.

bollywood Updated: Jul 04, 2017 19:45 IST
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Arjun Rampal will play Arun Gawli in Daddy.

Arjun Rampal-starrer Daddy, which had an initial release date of July 21, will now be released on September 8 as Geeta Gawli, the daughter of gangster-politician Arun Gawli, met Arjun and requested him to push the release of the film.

Daddy is based on gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli.

Based on Arun Gawli’s life, Daddy is the story of the emotional journey of the gangster’s family over the last three years. In a press statement, Geeta expressed hope that Arun Gawli gets parole and may be able to come out and discuss the film with the audience.

“I am really excited to show the film to everyone and I felt it would be special and auspicious to have the film released when my daddy is out on parole. I am really hoping that he gets parole. I want the world to see the film and know the real daddy who has been our pillar of strength for so many years. I wanted them to release the film in September instead,” Geeta said.

“To see Daddy in person and on screen is very different. We cannot wait for the movie and are overwhelmed by the trailer. Arjun and Ashim have shown every aspect of my father’s life in this movie. We have no words to describe what we are going through. Over the last 3 years, Arjun has really understood my father and I really respect that he has kept his feelings in mind and made this movie while staying true to the ups and downs that he has endured in his life.”

Geeta also said it would be auspicious to release Daddy in the midst of the Ganesh festival, a festival that has been very close to Gawli’s heart. The entire Lalbaug area is renowned for the lavish and larger than life Ganesh pandals and pujas that the Gawlis have been a part of for many decades .

The film starring Arjun Rampal in the lead role as Arun Gawli is directed by Ashim Ahluwalia and releases on September 8.

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First Published: Jul 04, 2017 17:38 IST