MUMBAI: In Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Heroine’, Arjun Rampal plays a role that can easily be traced to the Hindi film industry. In the film Kareena plays the actress that the volatile superstar Arjun Rampal has an extra-marital affair with.
Confirming these details from ‘Heroine’ Arjun says, “Well, he is a married superstar and yes, he is having an affair with this very attractive actresss. Do Kareena and I have lots of love-making scenes together? To know that you’ll have to buy a ticket and find out for yourself. What I can tell you is that ‘Heroine’ is Kareena’s most glorious moment. She has given all of herself to the role. What we’ve seen of her is not even 30 percent of her talent.”
Though they had some very difficult scenes together Arjun had terrific fun shooting with Kareena. “I had worked with her earlier in ‘We Are Family’. I find her hassle-free and great fun to work with. Working in ‘Heroine’ has been a fantastic experience because of what Madhur Bhandarkar has said about love, relationships and careers in showbiz, and because of Kareena.”
Back from Cannes where he met the who’s who of global entertainment, Arjun Rampal is busy wrapping up Prakash Jha’s ‘Chakravyuha’ in the sweltering heat of the jungles of Madhya Pradesh. Cannes, says Arjun, was a revelation. “I met talented actors and directors from all over the world. Walking the red-carpet with my wife was an amazing experience.”
This month Arjun takes off for a longish vacation with his family.The family along with Arjun’s dear friends Hrithik and Suzanne head for Bali. Says Arjun,“I think I’ve earned the holiday. I’ve been working non-stop on three films. Sudhir Mishra’s ‘Kaam: The Unofficial Story’, Prakash Jha’s ‘Chakravyuha’ and Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Heroine’. It’s my dear friend’s 40th birthday in Bali. Besides, my daughters are water babies. They love the sea. So off we go.”
When Arjun returns his night club Lap in Delhi which is under renovation opens. “It will re-open on July 15 with a party. So it’s a packed second-half for me with three releases and the club’s re-opening. Sudhir’s film about workplace ethics, lust and sex is complete. I am looking forward to its release.I’ve never attempted something like this before. It’s a hard-hitting film.”