Sunil Grover is all set to play India’s ‘most controversial journalist’ Arnab and while he is at it, meet D for Dawood Ibrahim too. And this is not happening on the next show of The Kapil Sharma Show but in his big screen debut as a lead actor, Coffee with D. The popular TV actor and stand-up comedian Sunil will be seen playing the role of journalist Arnab Ghosh, which is loosely based on Arnab Goswami. The film’s trailer launched on Saturday and as expected, it was a laughter fest.
We have seen Sunil aka the ‘Mashoor’ doctor of The Kapil Sharma show in various avatars on the small screen but this big screen appearance of him seems to be equally interesting. Actor Zakir Hussain plays the role of Dawood in the movie and the journalist is bent on interviewing him to save his flailing channel. He comes up with a novel plan to make Dawood sit for the interview too, he will shame him into doing it.
Explaining about his role, Sunil said in a report, “Arnab Goswami is an entertaining journalist, but I am not trying to imitate him. It was the director’s call to name the character Arnab. Subconsciously I might have picked up a few characteristics of Arnab, but it is a fictional film.”
On being asked about the preparation for the movie, actor Zakir Hussain said he prepared for the role by researching archives and news articles, which helped Zakir understand and pick up Dawood’s behavior and mannerisms. The film also stars Dipannita Sharma and Anjana Sukhani.