How does Arjun Rampal manage to grab so many plum roles?
The dishy dude’s latest feat is getting the coveted part of Sher Khan in Apoorva Lakhia’s modern adaptation of Zanjeer
Handsome hunk Arjun Rampal may be constantly criticised for his expressionless performances, but his filmograph is only improving after every film release. Now the latest we hear is that the model-turned-actor has grabbed the role of Amitabh Bachchan character’s foe-turned-friend Pathan Sher Khan in the new version of the 1977 action drama [READ MORE HERE]. He got the role pipping the likes of Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood.
Apart from the Zanjeer remake, the RA.One actor has Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine where he plays a substantial part opposite Kareena Kapoor, Sudhir Mishra’s gritty tale on sexual harassment, Inkaar, with Chitrangda Singh and Abhishek Kapoor’s Rock On!! 2. Reading about all the films in his hands, makes us scratch our heads in bewilderment as to how Arjun manages to grab some of the finest roles despite his very mediocre acting skills. Although he has won the esteemed National Award for his performance in Rock On!!, wethinks it wasn’t a tough role to play. All he had to do was maintain his straight face expression all throughout the drama.
So we wonder if it is it his earnestness towards his job, hardworking attitude, ability to maintain relations or his charismatic personality that impresses filmmakers? Or is he plain lucky to be at the right place at the right time? Whatever it is, he is definitely doing something right to be at a cushy place.
First Published: 10.30 AM IST 04.12.2012