Guns & Gulaabs: The two directors recently discussed how they chose Dulquer Salmaan for the show.
Last Updated: 07.26 AM, Aug 19, 2023
The makers of The Family Man and Farzi, Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, have premiered their latest criminal comedy, Guns & Gulaabs. Netflix is currently streaming the show, which stars Rajkummar Rao, Dulquer Salmaan, Adarsh Gourav, and Gulshan Devaiah. Raj and DK.
The two directors recently discussed how they chose Dulquer Salmaan for the show. DK recalled how it was a "fun thing" to cast Dulquer Salmaan as Arjun Verma. The two recalled how the actor was roped in only one week before filming began on the show. The director duo was quoted as saying by indianexpress: “We got him a little late in the game. We hadn’t planned for it originally. We had a North Indian character written in and we had approached an actor as well who had some kind of dates issue and it didn’t get resolved until the last minute,” revealed DK.
Raj added, “We just had to do one phone call with him and explain his character to him. He didn’t even know the story, and he just jumped in. We were on the location, we were ready to shoot.” DK further added, “We called him on January 4 and we started shooting on January 9. Because he was gone for the Christmas and New Year vacation, we couldn’t reach him from December 20 till January 4. When we finally reached out to him, we told him we start shooting next week and you will have to join us in two weeks. He said, ‘It’s bit of a short notice, but I am in. Just tell me about my character’."
Guns & Gulaabs is a comedy crime thriller with outlandish characters in Raj & DK's distinctively eccentric atmosphere. The show honors the history of Bollywood, the 90s Bollywood. It tells the story of a romantically infatuated mechanic named Paana Tipu played by Rajkummar Rao, an unwilling heir to a powerful gang carried by Adarsh Gourav, an upright cop who becomes a chaos agent played by Dulquer Salmaan, and a terrifying killer named 4-cut Atmaram played by Gulshan Devaiah.