'I knew I could act'

Braving odds

'I knew I could act'

Arjun Rampal

Arjun went on to bag a national award for his role of a guitarist in 'Rock On' and will next be seen playing Shah Rukh Khan's arch-enemy in superhero flick 'RaOne'.

He has various projects lined up but does not believe that the success has come the hard way for him. Arjun says each failure has taught him something new. “I am more confident as an actor now. It’s nice to have made it to this stage. I have a bright future ahead,” said Arjun.

The actor, however, is happy that despite collecting flops he never lost hope. “I can act that's all I kept telling myself. I was confident that I could do it. The movies I did were a phase of discovery for me and finally I have found my road. There were people who said that I could not but I don't live for them," Arjun added.

On being asked whether the outlook of people has changed after his success, the actor joked, “Actors are now definitely scared to work with me,” and then on a serious note, he said, “People, who have always stood beside me, are proud of me.”

Arjun, who will be next be seen in 'RaOne', is confident that people will connect with the superhero flick, which has not been a very popular genre in India.

“I know people are not very much comfortable with the concept but I sincerely hope that they like it. RaOne is one of the first movies to be made on this huge budget.”
Arjun is also working in David Dhawan's ‘Rascal’, Sudhir Mishra's untitled project and a war movie.

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