Actor Arjun Rampal, who has portrayed Arun Gawli, a real-life Mumbai don, in the forthcoming film Daddy, says he was starstruck after meeting Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt.
The actor talked about the moments when he became part of TV show Yaar Mere Superstar Season 2. The episode will be aired on Saturday on Zoom, read a statement from the channel.
Asked if he has ever got starstruck, Arjun said: “With Amitji. For the first time when I saw him, I really got starstruck. And once when I saw Sanjay Dutt. I remember it was in 1990, when I had just passed out of school. And we had gone to this small club called RG’s, which was then located in Natraj Hotel. I don’t even know whether Natraj Hotel exists now or not.
“But (it was) on Marine Drive, and I had come out and I saw that Sanjay Dutt who was at his prime and one of the most good looking personalities, was on the phone and was talking. Because at that time you know you used to put these coins and then rotate it, not a mobile phone, in the PCO, he put those coins and he was talking to someone.
“And I was like in awe wondering, this is Sanjay Dutt. And I was like let’s go meet him. And I stood there and stood there and after two minutes he said ‘hold on’. And was like ‘huh?’. And I was so shocked, imagine the question I asked, ‘Sanjay Dutt?’ And he was like ‘What do you think?’ and was on call again.”
In Daddy, Arjun plays the lead role of Gawli, while south actress Aishwarya Rajesh is playing the role of his wife, Asha Gawli.
Presented by Kundalini Entertainment, Daddy also stars Nishikant Kamat, Anand Ingale, Shrikant Yadav, Vijay Sanap and Abhimanyu Arun in pivotal roles.
The film is scheduled for release on Friday.