Arvind Swamy broke into the world of cinema with Mani Ratnam’s film Thalapathi (1991) and went on to make his Hindi debut with Ratnam’s Roja (1992). He has continued to work in Tamil and Telugu films, but it has been 15 years since his last Hindi film! That’s about to change since he is all set to return to Bollywood with debutante director Tanuj Bhramar’s film Dear Dad. He also has a suave new look. The actor says he chose to return with this film because he found the subject intriguing.
Dear Dad is a bittersweet coming of age story; involving a father-son duo – 14 year old Shivam, and his 45 year old dad Nitin Swaminathan. The father-son duo embark on an impromptu road trip from their home, in Delhi, to Mussorie (Uttarakhand), where Shivam attends boarding school. Unexpected confessions, weird strangers, accidental meetings, a drunken escapade and singing in the rain – all these add up to a complicated and sweet tale.
Arvind, who is also a businessman, states that films like these don’t get made very often and such stories need to be told. He is excited to essay the role of a father in the film. The poster will be out on 1st April 2016 and the teaser is expected to be out in the first week of April. So, stay locked to Urban Asian!