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I don't like to play safe roles: Arjun Rampal

His stint as a cold blooded villain in Om Shanti Om turned his fortune and after a national-award-winning performance in Rock On!, Arjun Rampal no longer wants to play safe roles. He is currently shooting for Shah Rukh Khan's super hero movie Ra.One.

entertainment Updated: May 20, 2010 14:21 IST

Arjun RampalHis stint as a cold blooded villain in Om Shanti Om turned his fortune and after a national-award-winning performance in Rock On!, Arjun Rampal no longer wants to play "safe roles".

Recognition has come late for the model-turned-actor, who started his career in Bollywood with Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat in 2001.

Despite starring in 20 odd films as lead, it was Shah Rukh Khan starrer Om Shanti Om when lady luck smiled at Rampal and the actor is keen to keep it that way by taking up roles that are challenging. He is currently shooting for Shah Rukh Khan's super hero movie Ra.One and is quite excited about it.

"I don't like to play safe roles...they are boring. Ra.One is an ambitious film. Ladies enjoy action and super hero movies. We are keeping our fingers crossed. It is a hugely experimental movie and we are working hard to make the vision of the makers come true," Rampal told PTI.

Rampal is happy with the way his acting career has shaped up. "Post Om Shanti Om, Don, Last Lear, Rock On...all my choice of films have turned out well. I am fortunate that the teams which put together these movies have been good," Rampal, who is seeing some acclaim coming in for Sajid Khan's Housefull, said.

The 37-year-old actor says the National Award for the Best Supporting Actor in Rock On! has made him confident as an actor.

"I worked on Rock On! from my heart with a lot of passion," he said adding now he is surefooted enough to create his space in a film.

On his role in Rajneeti, the actor said he plays Prithvi Pratap, the scion of a political dynasty. "Prithvi is a very extreme, impulsive character. He likes everything larger than life. If he likes something, he loves it and if he dislikes something, he hates it. He likes everything that is larger than life," Arjun said.