Arjun Rampal feels that he has grown with each film and finds his 12-year journey in the industry great and enjoyable. Although, Arjun did not have a glorious start in Bollywood, but shot to fame with his bravura performance as a rock star in 2008 film Rock On !
The actor reinvented him successfully with Don in 2006 and Om Shanti Om, after when he made a humble beginning with a dud like Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat in 2001 followed by a string of flops.
But his award-winning performance in Rock On! and the success of Chakravyuh and Raajneeti cementend his position in industry.
“It has been a great journey – I see myself evolving from film to film. It is good to be in that space. I am enjoying that part” said Arjun.
When asked his criterion while selecting films, he said; “I look at what’s my scene and part. I need to see the starting point of my character and where does it reaches. If I can identify with the journey, then I go ahead. This is for all films,”
He equally takes a convincing story as important.
“I think you should be a part of a different kind of cinema as long as you have conviction in it and you can believe in it. I would like to be a part of comedy, provided I think it is very funny. The films, which I chose, are the films, which I would like to watch” he said.
The 40-year-old actor had an ensemble cast in Housefull and it is the same case as his upcoming political thriller film Satyagraha. The film has been directed by Prakash Jha and it stars, Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai, Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Rao.
“I look at a film as a film. It could be alone as an actor or with more actors. At the end of the day, it is a film. The film and the story are more important. Maybe those kinds of stories with more actors excite me. You don’t plan and say that this is my solo film. I think art can’t be calculated. When you have to work as an actor, you just go out there and surprise your audience” he added.
According to him, working with a talented director and star cast makes it easier.
“It is about the film – what is the director trying to say and if he is able to do this without the film becoming dry and boring. When you are working with good actors, it makes your job easier” said Arjun.
He spoke about his future project; “Next, I am going to be shooting for Villain and then Roy.”