Actor Arjun Rampal was in news recently for meeting imprisoned gangster Arun Gawli which raised several eyebrows.
It was reported that Arjun Rampal whose upcoming movie is Roy met with Arun Gawli at a hospital who is currently serving jail in a murder case. However, producer Mandar Dalvi who is prepping for a movie titled Daddy, apparently on Arun Dawli, came up in defence of Arjun Rampal with a statement.
Mandar Dalvi released a statement saying, "Yes, Arjun and I (Mandar Dalvi) met Arun Gawli in JJ hospital while we were on a recce. It was a sheer coincidence as we literary bumped into each other through sheer coincidence in the lobby. We are responsible and aware as a production house about the mandatory rules and regulations of the law and will abide by them. The police officials have been very cooperative and have advised us on the way forward in this matter. We are very grateful to them. We are now working on getting all permissions with regards to this. Hopefully we will have them in place at the earliest."
The producer further stated, "There is no offence we have done and the police are very well aware of that. I do hope this is not blown out of proportion just because a celebrity is involved. Our intention is to tell a good story. As a producer, I take full responsibility to make sure we succeed in this endeavour, correctly and with full knowledge of the Law."
It is to be mentioned, the statement also stated that Roy actor Arjun Rampal will be playing the role of gangster Arun Gawli in the film Daddy. The statement asserted that as the film will be based on the life of Arun Gawli, it is imperative for the actor and director to interact with him. However, the producer assured that they will abide by all the rules while meeting the jailed gangster.