Rampal rocks, and how!

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Rampal rocks, and how!

ARJUN RAMPAL'S career is rocking — literally. The actor is donning the role of a guitarist in his latest film Rock On also starring director-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar and the the gorgeous girl of the small screen, Prachi Desai.

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Published: Sun 13 Jul 2008, 11:12 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:10 PM

And, he is excited that he has finally learnt how to play the guitar like a pro.

"I play the lead guitarist of a rock band. We did not want to look fake, so we trained a lot with the instruments that our characters were playing. All of us used to jam together and had a lot of practice sessions. Now, I can say that I play the guitar very well," he says.

Considering his role, is he sporting a new look? He restrains himself from disclosing much about his character or his look, but finally gives in.

"Well, there is a time lapse of about ten years shown in the film, so naturally the characters look different between the two time zones. And, yes, I have a slightly different look in the film."

With his sharp features, deep voice and the conspicuous Greek God looks — Rampal will soon be seen in his first English film The Last Lear, which is already getting rave reviews in film festivals around the world.

Narrating his experiences during the making of the film, Rampal says, "It is a beautiful film, and it was great working with Mr Bachchan and Preity again. There are very few times when commercial actors get a chance to do a realistic film. But then, a new breed of films and directors are coming up now. Rituparno Ghosh has carved out the characters really well, so it was easy playing the role of a director that I will be seen in."

And, this is not all. He also has three more films in various stages of production — EMI, where he plays a DJ; Rajneeti, a political film he is doing with Prakash Jha; and Fox, a thriller.

Like many actors, Rampal too has set up his own production house, and is keen on contributing to the cause of good cinema.

Incidentally, the name of his company is Chasing Ganesha.

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