Advertisement

HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014

Arjun Rampal meets the Dalai Lama

Prashant Singh , Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 31, 2013
First Published: 13:33 IST(31/7/2013) | Last Updated: 14:19 IST(31/7/2013)

As a Bollywood star, he meets a lot of people. But Arjun Rampal was on a different kind of high when he got to meet the Dalai Lama a couple of days back, along with his wife Mehr and daughters Mahikaa and Myra.

The Dalai Lama was in Pune when one of Arjun’s friends (who always knew of the actor’s desire to meet the religious guru) asked him if he was free to meet him. “I immediately decided to travel with my family. It all happened very incidentally,” says the actor, whose meeting with the Dalai Lama lasted for about half an hour.

During their chat, the Dalai Lama asked Arjun to do something “very special”. Says Arjun with a smile: “He told me that all my movies should have a message, which I feel is true for my last couple of releases.” Apparently, Arjun has wanted to meet the spiritual guru since the early ’90s. “But at that time, it didn’t happen. This time, our meeting was really unique and special. He has a great sense of humour and child-like innocence. When you are in his company, you can’t fail but experience incredible energy,” says Arjun.

Interestingly, we have also been told that the Dalai Lama even invited the actor to visit him in Dharamsala. “He has a way of making you feel calm and composed. He will give you a great insight on life without making it sound like a lecture. I feel blessed and energised after the meeting,” says Arjun.

Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved