Against all odds

Rampal, who started his career in the industry with the 2001 release Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat, said acting happened by chance.

“I always wanted to get into the army, considering I was brought up in that environment. I saw my grandfather fighting for the country and always living a disciplined life. I also wanted to make a difference but I guess life had some different plans and I became an actor. I met Rohit Bal and got my first break as a model and since then, there was no looking back. I definitely don’t regret making the choice,” said Rampal. Although the 38-year-old’s initial years in the industry were rough, he says he didn’t let the bad times break him down. 

“There was a time when I had lost faith in myself and would sit at home and get frustrated and worried that no one is going to offer me work. But at that time, my family was my biggest support.

The only thing which kept me going then was the determination that I have to prove those who think I can’t act wrong. Today, I am confident about myself and proud that I was considered to do such a big event like F1 and was able to put up a great show with Lady Gaga,” Rampal added.

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