Arjun Rampal has taken a step back to stay out of media spotlight

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 17, 2015 19:18 IST
Arjun Rampal at a Shantanu and Nikhil show. (Prateek Choudhury/HT)

From being drooled over for his statuesque built and good looks to being embroiled in controversies and grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons, actor Arjun Rampal has seen the ups and downs that come with being a celebrity.

The 42-year-old says that when it comes to his private life that tends to make headlines, he has ‘learned the hard way’ to escape the intrusiveness that comes with being under the media glare. The actor has been in the news for his alleged relationship with Hrthik Roshan’s ex-wife Sussanne Roshan, something that both have denied.

Read: I don’t speak about my personal life: Arjun Rampal on his proximity to Sussanne

“I have been in the fashion and film world for a long time now. It’s been many years, I started when I was just 17. At that time, the scene wasn’t like how it’s now. Things have changed, technology has changed. Today, it’s more about sensationalism and people want that. Some become privy to it and some like to play with it, but I can’t be that guy. I have learned the hard way. Sometimes, you realise that it’s better to take a step back so you don’t get into something that you don’t understand. And to be honest, I don’t understand it,” he says.

The actor, who just finished a round of shooting for Rock On!! 2 in Shillong, headed to Kolkata to take on the runway for Shantanu and Nikhil as a showstopper.

The actor stressed on the importance of trying to find the positive in everyone. “I don’t think anyone should say bad things about anyone else. There is good and bad in all of us, but why should we not look at the good? Why is it so difficult?”

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