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'I work hard to make marriage work'

entertainment Updated: Aug 31, 2010 19:19 IST
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Unlike his character of a failed husband in the upcoming movie We are Family, national award winning actor Arjun Rampal says in real life, he works hard to make his marriage work.

"I have a nice family (wife, former super model Mehr Jessia and two daughters--Mihika and Myra) and would never want to rock the boat as I come from a broken home," Arjun said.

Riding high on the success of his last release Raajneeti, the actor says it is always a "yes" from his side for everything whatever his children want.

"So is the case on screen with the kids... which is why they were very possessive about their father and love him very much," Arjun, who plays a father of three in the movie, said.

The actor credits debutant director Siddharth Malhotra for making the movie light and entertaining. WAF is the Hindi remake of Hollywood classic Stepmom.

"It has not turned out to be melodramatic. The director has brought a lot of dignity and realism to the characters."

The model-turned-actor is paired opposite Kajol and Kareena in the Karan Johar film, releasing on September 2.

ArjunArjun and Kajol are divorced and Kareena plays his second wife. When Kajol is diagnosed with a terminally ill disease, she has no option but to rely on Kareena as a stepmother to her three children.

About his role, the actor said, "I play the most unsympathetic character. My job and challenge was to bring a level of sympathy and nobleness to it. The role essayed by Ed Harris in the original was of a older man and the scope was very restricted. But WAF is not a frame to frame copy of the original, it is an adaptation," he said.