Raveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and Arjun Kapoor introduce Gunday at DIFF

Cast of Gunday gathers at the Dubai International Film Festival to release the official trailer. See trailer and picture gallery here.

December 13, 2013 - Dubai,  UAE - Bollywood actors (L) Arjun Kapoor and (R) Ranveer Singh promote their new film Gundy at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The film also stars Priyanka Chopra and was directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.Photo Clint McLean for The NationalStory: Bollywood stars promote the film Gunday at DIFFReporter: AfshanPhoto Editor: Julie Nicholson
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Before the cast of Gunday begin to talk about their upcoming Bollywood movie at the Dubai International Film Festival on Friday, actor Raveer Singh announced he wouldn't be giving any "straight" answers.

Singh, whose reputation for being mischievous on sets and off preceded him, was at the festival with co-actors Priyanka Chopra and Arjun Kapoor and director Ali Abbas Zafar to officially launch the trailer of the movie that hits cinemas in February.

“Tu meri jaan hai...Tu meri jaan hai (You are my life),” Raveer says in a singsong tone to Kapoor, when asked about working together.

“He just wants to sing and dance because he is in the company of Priyanka Chopra,” Kapoor joked.

Gunday is Zafar's second film as a director and is being produced by Yash Raj Films again. The lead actors play two boys who grow up during the Bangladesh war for liberation in the 70's and 80's, with circumstances moulding them into thieves and coal mafioso's (mafia men).

The romantic angle is extended by Chopra, who is a cabaret dancer in the movie.

"Gunday is a masala blockbuster, but is based in a very trying time of Indian history, which is the Bangladesh war," said Chopra.

“And the beauty of the film is that it is a romantic drama. I am very excited to share that with people at Diff.”

Zafar said DIFF was the perfect platform to launch the trailer after releasing a teaser earlier this year.

“We are fortunate that we got this chance to come and launch the trailer here,” he says.

“Not only because I feel like UAE is my second home, but also because it is so cosmopolitan. There is a huge Asian population and this festival sees a lot of international filmmakers. This film needed an audience that is there at Diff.”

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