Arjun Rampal reveals why you would not find any mention of Haseena Parkar in his upcoming film, ‘Daddy’
Arjun Rampal will be seen essaying the role of former MLA and underworld don, Arun Gawli, in his upcoming film, ‘Daddy,’ which is scheduled to hit the screens on September 8. Director, Ashim Ahluwalia, insists that the film is not a typical Bollywood gangster film, which ends up glorifying the criminal, but rather a realistic biopic which will provide a detailed insight into his life. But, one crucial incident of Gawli’s life will not be shown in the film and that is – Ibrahim Parkar’s death.
Ibrahim was Dawood Ibrahim’s brother-in-law and Haseena Parkar’s husband. Arun Gawli was reported to have taken Ibrahim’s life in the early 1990s. Gawli, who used to protect Dawood’s consignments of smuggled electronics goods in the ’80s, turned his arch rival after Dawood’s men killed his brother, Bappa Gawli. It’s said that he avenged his brother’s death by killing Dawood’s brother-in-law, Ibrahim.
Shraddha Kapoor‘s Haseena Parkar, which is releasing on August 18 this year, is also set in the same era. There is a scene in the trailer, where Haseena’s husband, Ibrahim (played by Ankur Bhatia), is shown getting killed in front of her eyes. It’s not known whether they have attributed the killing to Arun Gawli’s men in the film or not but they have definitely shown the incident. Haseena was introduced to the crime world after her husband was shot dead and hence it was imperative for them include the incident in the film.
However, you won’t find any mention of the incident in ‘Daddy.’ Arjun Rampal revealed to BollywoodLife that they had shot the scene and he really wanted it to be in the movie but Ashim decided to remove it, as, according to him, it wasn’t adding any value to Arun’s life. Arjun agreed to the decision as he realised that there were a lot of such incidents in Gawli’s life and most of them weren’t verifiable. Also, this would have just added to the violence in the film, which they didn’t intend to do.