He’s been round in the movie trade for 20 years now, and actor Arjun Rampal says he’s planning to write an autobiography due to the journey he’s had. “I will definitely, because there’s so much I have experienced! This industry has given me a lot, it takes a lot as well. Being someone who came, totally being an outsider, to an industry… getting a lot of love, going through a phase of complete transition as well.”
The 48-year-old began his Hindi movie profession with Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat in 2001, and over time, dabbled in loads of totally different roles. Some highlights stay Aankhen, Om Shanti Om because the antagonist, and naturally Rock On!! (2008), which fetched him a National Award for greatest supporting actor.
He counts it as the very best level in his profession. “It came out of the blue. The lowest point is when you are looking for work, and you are not finding the kind you really want to be a part of, it either doesn’t exist or it is just like taken away from you. Those low points hit you, you get confused, and confusion I think is the worst thing to have. It seeps in levels of insecurities, your confidence going down, you become uncertain,” explains Rampal.
Talking extra about how much of a curler coaster trip it’s as an actor, he continues and says all of it appears to be like rosy initially, “Everybody joins the industry to become a star, and it looks so glamorous from outside. You feel this is going to be a great life, but it’s a lot of hard work, sacrifice, commitment and dedication. A lot of getting knocked down, and having the courage to get up again, it’s been all of that for me. I am still here, and in the best zone of my life right now, especially as an actor. For me, my journey was about wanting to be known for my work, and remembered for that. The choices I make now are purely with that in mind.”
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