Arjun rocks on

RAMP SCORCHER, heartbreaker, film producer, doting dad, loving husband and actor. Sounds too many words for one man?

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Published: Thu 28 Aug 2008, 10:38 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:51 PM

These words are best suited to describe Arjun Rampal. From being a dashing goodlooker who would make women make catcalls at him when he strutted his stuff on the runway to the sober, mellowed down actor, Arjun’s sure come a long way.

Life’s rocking for the actor after his negative role in Om Shanti Om. And this year he has two new films to flaunt as well: Rock On and The Last Lear.

Model mission

Even now, after so many years of being an actor, I’m still haunted by insensitive questions like, ‘Can models act’. Of course they can.

It hurts when sometimes people make this snap judgement. Every model who wants to be an actor is here to do his best. This is like asking a long jumper, can he run! Thanks to Om Shanti Om, I am in a position where I can afford to choose my work.

Buddy, buddy batein

I know some people like to speculate even about my friendship with Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan?

What about it? We are just friends like normal people.

In fact, I don’t like talking about my friendships and personal life at all! The minute we start talking about our friendships, some controversy is created somewhere. So it’s better to steer clear of commenting about friends.

Harmless statements can get blown out of proportion.

Having said that, I have to say, Shah Rukh and I do go a long way. We are both from Delhi and we got to know each other better during the making of Don-The Chase Begins and the Temptations tour.

Shah’s a great guy and so is Hrithik. And yes, both are good friends.

Producing dreams

I think I failed as a producer.

I See You did not do well because we failed to create enough buzz about the film. Marketing a film well and creating hype are important. We will have to be more cautious now.

Male casting couch

We are asked about the casting couch billions of times. Let me tell you, that I never succumbed to any such pressures. Success doesn’t come easy, so obviously like the female casting couch there is a male casting couch!

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