Arjun Rampal, Jacqueline in Dubai to promote 'Roy'

Arjun Rampal, Jacqueline in Dubai to promote Roy

Directed by Vikramjit Singh, the movie is set to hit the big screens in UAE today.

By Arti Dani (sub Editor/reporter)

Published: Fri 13 Feb 2015, 12:44 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:53 PM

Jacqueline Fernandez and Arjun Rampal at a Press conference held to promote movie Roy in Dubai. — KT photo by Mukesh Kamal

Dubai — Dubai rolled out the red carpet for the world premiere of Roy last night at Novo Cinemas Cineplex near Wafi City. Present at the first screening of this suspense thriller were actors Arjun Rampal and Jacqueline Fernandez, along with debutante film director Vikramjit Singh. Ranbir Kapoor — who plays the title role and an extended cameo in the film — was, however, not present at the grand premiere of the film.

The invite-only screening of the film was organised by Dream Advertising and Ministry of Events.

“I am from Bahrain and Dubai is second home for me. My dad is here for the premiere, he flew down from Bahrain. I am quite excited for the screening” said Jacqueline at the Press meet.

Produced by Bhushan Kumar, CMD of T-Series, Roy revolves around a filmmaker (Rampal) who’s inspired by a robber Roy’s (Ranbir Kapoor) adventures. Twist in the story comes when Rampal’s girlfriend (Fernandez) enters the scene.

Explained why Dubai is the hot spot for Bollywood, Bhushan said: “Dubai is a huge market for our industry. Practically all Bollywood films are being showcased in Dubai. Hardly any premiere happens in Mumbai these days. Dubai is the place for premieres right now. It’s a platform that is connected to the world and helps us in a major way.”

Arjun Rampal said Roy is one of the most restless characters he has played in movies. “Uniqueness of the film attracted me towards it, especially the journey of all characters ... I want to do different films and very few such films as Roy are being produced now, hence there was a long gap from my last release.”

“Both Ranbir and Arjun were extremely supportive. What I learnt about them through film making is that they are both very prepared. Ranbir is a very selfish actor, hence he is extremely prepared before he comes on the sets, while Arjun is very instinctive” said Vikramjit while talking about directing Ranbir and Arjun in his first film.

Arjun and Jacqueline attended a Press meet before the world premiere followed by an after-party at the Armani Hotel. The film releases across the UAE cinemas today.

Arjun and Jacqueline also attended the launch of new apartments in Bangalore by Indya Estates. —

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