News|May 22, 2010 12:07 am

Arjun Rampal: ‘Don’t Like Safe Roles… They Are Boring’


The career journey of Arjun Rampal has changed in many ways; the model-turned actor started his filmy career with Ishq Aur Mohabbat in 2001. After giving 20 odd films as lead, Arjun got his recognition off-late when he did Shah Rukh Khan starrer Om Shanti Om when lady luck smiled at Rampal.

After that Arjun did look back, and gave national-award-winning performance in Rock On. But, the actor is ready to take challenges. After doing a positive character, then continuously playing positive and negative shades, currently, the actor is shooting for Shahrukh’s Ra.one, once again in grey shade. Talking about his filmy journey, he says,

“I don’t like to play safe roles…they are boring. Ra.One is an ambitious film. Ladies enjoy action and super hero movies. We are keeping our fingers crossed. It is a hugely experimental movie and we are working hard to make the vision of the makers come true.”

Despite 20 failures, Rampal is happy with the way his acting career has shaped up and says,

“Post Om Shanti Om, Don, Last Lear, Rock On…all my choice of films have turned out well. I am fortunate that the teams which put together these movies have been good,” Rampal, who is seeing some acclaim coming in for Sajid Khan’s Housefull.

The 37-year-old actor says the National Award for the Best Supporting Actor in Rock On! has made him confident as an actor. He also ensured that he created enough space in the industry,

“I worked on Rock On! from my heart with a lot of passion.”

On his role in Rajneeti, the actor said he plays Prithvi Pratap, the scion of a political dynasty.

Prithvi is a very extreme, impulsive character. He likes everything larger than life. If he likes something, he loves it and if he dislikes something, he hates it. He likes everything that is larger than life.

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