Arjun not interested in cameos, but does one for David DhawanBy Subhash K. Jha, IANS
Thursday, February 10, 2011
MUMBAI - He doesn’t want to do cameos right now, but Arjun Rampal has agreed to play a small part in David Dhawan’s “Rascals” and none other than Sanjay Dutt, producer of the movie, convinced him to accept the offer.
“Yes, I finally agreed to do ‘Rascals’. I always wanted to work with David Dhawan. And it is Sanjay Dutt’s first production. So all the more special. I’ve about 20 days’ work. However, cameos as a rule are not what I’m looking for in my career right now,” said Arjun before leaving for Bangkok to shoot for his part in the movie.
Initially Arjun said no to the role and informed Dhawan of his inability to accept the offer of the film that also has Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn.
Says a source: “Although Arjun was tempted to work with David Dhawan for the first time the last thing he wanted do was to get into the cameo space again. Repeatedly, filmmakers have put Arjun in the cameo space with the promise of bigger roles later. Karan Johar and Farhan Akhtar had given Arjun walk-on parts in ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ and ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd’. These led to sizeable parts in ‘We Are Family’ and ‘Rock On’. But now Arjun is done with cameos.”
The 38-year-old Arjun is also looking forward to seeing how audiences react to his part of the main antagonist in “Ra.1.”
“I’ve played the bad guy successfully in ‘Om Shanti Om’. Even ‘Raajneeti’ had shades of grey. So there’s no apprehension about acceptability as a villain. At the end of the day, a good role is a good role, black or white or grey. I’m happy with the way my career has shaped up,” he said.