Mumbai: National award-winning actor Arjun Rampal was invited by Google to their headquarters in California to release the trailer of his upcoming biopic 'Daddy'.
Arjun and the film's director Ashim Ahluwalia are happy with this special honour because the Bollywood superstar is just the fifth Indian film personality after Shah Rukh Khan, A R Rahman, Ajay Devgn and Kajol to be accorded a special invite by Google!
Also, this is the first time ever a Bollywood film's trailer was launched from the search-engine office's HQ in the US.
Google Toxic, a key property of Google has invited only four Indian celebrities in the past to visit their office in California and now extended an invitation to Arjun to stream the trailer live and interact in a live chat with audiences across the globe, a move that is extraordinary in every sense as it allows Arjun to showcase 'Daddy' to the world in a way that no filmmaker has ever done.
Speaking about the occasion, Arjun said, "It's an honour to be invited to the world's most-sought-after platform to unveil the trailer of my film 'Daddy.' I thank Google for this. 'Daddy' is special to me because it's not just another film that I have done, it has a lot of emotions associated with it on-screen and off screen.
By unveiling the trailer here I know I have created the maximum reach for it and I almost feel as if I have connected personally with each and every fan of mine. Honestly, I couldn't have asked for more on this occasion," added the 44-year-old actor.
Talking further about the film, Arjun said, "'Daddy' is the true story of Arun Gawli, who came from the rough streets and back alleys of Central Mumbai and then went on to script his own destiny by becoming one of India's most feared mobsters.
Today he remains an enigmatic figure; at once a volatile, power-hungry gangster for some and the venerated 'Daddy' or a modern day Robin Hood for the working-class neighbourhood he belongs to. 'Daddy' follows the intertwined fates of the world-weary Gawli as he attempts to enter politics and a resentful, frustrated Police inspector with a secret history in the mob."
Shot in sweeping Widescreen Anamorphic and drenched in lurid colour, the film is a potent cocktail of true crime cinema and Mumbai pop culture. An unfolding jigsaw puzzle narrated from multiple perspectives and spanning over four decades, 'Daddy' is an unforgettable excursion into the Mumbai underworld!
'Daddy' starring Arjun Rampal and Aishwarya Rajesh, Nishikant Kamat, Rajesh Shringarpure, Anand Ingale, directed by Ashim Ahluwalia will release worldwide on July 21.
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