Arjun Rampal will be soon seen in a public awareness campaign, which is based on human trafficking. The actor completed the shoot of this ad, a couple of days back. Kunal Vohra of Altair Films directed this commercial. Â In a few days, this ad will be broadcasted on all the channels. Kunal explains the concept of the ad film, “The idea was to draw parallels between commodities and human beings and say that they are not the same. I went to Arjun with the concept and he quiet liked it. He was kicked about being a part of it. We shot the ad in his house. Despite his commitments, he managed to take some timeout.”
Arjun also studied the topic and facts about human (especially girl child) trafficking before shooting the ad. Kunall says, “I briefed him about the statistics and the growing rate of child trafficking in our metros. He was not only alarmed but also shocked.”
As we know that Indian students are facing racism attacks in Australia, producer-director Karan Johar expressed in disapproval in his own way. Karan’s untitled production was supposed to shoot in Australia, but now he is planning to do it in US to condemn the racial attacks. That is expected from him as his films are always NRI oriented and he himself had studied abroad.
A source revealed, “Initially, Australia was finalised for the shoot. Now the shooting schedule has been shifted to the US. Karan did not want to shoot in a country where the Indian students are facing racism. Since he is in the US now, where he is shooting for My Name Is Khan, he thought that the other film could be easily shifted here.”
The film is being directed by Siddharth Malhotra which stars actors like Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in the lead. It is a remake of Hollywood film Stepmom.
But when asked to the director, he gave a diplomatic answer. “Nothing has been confirmed as of now. We are still exploring all the locations. Whichever location suits the film better will be finalised. At the end of the day, it’s the producers call. Everything will be finalised by mid-July,” said the director.
It’s when Arjun Rampal and Nicole Kidman met each other for an ad shoot in Udaipur. During the conversation Nicole asked Arjun that how he manage his kids with work commitments. Close friend of Arjun, Atul Kasbekar, who also takes care of his endorsement deals revealed that Arjun not only gifted Nicole Tarun’s sari but also sent her a draper who taught Nicole how to drape and pin-up the sari.
Nicole later asked Arjun that how he look after his kids managing his work, as it is difficult for her to be away from her 9 month old daughter Sunday Rose. Arjun answered her and Nicole was impressed by the Bollywood hunk who was talking about kids.
Yes, you are right, the one and only gorgeous, Oscar winning Australian actress Nicole Kidman will be in India for an ad shoot along with Bollywood guy Arjun Rampal. Guess what? all the other Bollywood biggies must be feeling jealous about Rampal
The ad film is for a carbonated water and ginger ale beverage company and Arjun will feature in the ad along with Nicole Kidman. The ad is being produced by director-producer Sir Ridley Scott of American Gangster and Body of Lies fame, while being directed by Shekhar Kapur.
The shot is of five days, which will start from today in Udaipur. It was Shekhar Kapur who recommended Rampal’s name to Ridley Scott’s production house. Rampal was once in demand supermodel of Mumbai, who used to do ramp walking, commercials and brand endorsements. But he gave up modeling nine years ago for his Bollywood career. Now the actor is happy with this assignment in between his Bollywood career.
While leaving to Udaipur, Rampal said, “Working with Nicole Kidman is going to be fun.”
He later added, “This is a dream team to work with. I really appreciate Nicole Kidman as an actor, she’s very very good and I’m excited to be working with her.”
But, there is doubt that whether Kidman knew that Rampal too is an actor. On that note Rampal said, “But she will once she is here.”
Director Prakash Jha is making Arjun Rampal to go through a thorough study for a role of politician in his next venture titled Rajneeti. And the strictness made Arjun to sap all his energy.
Prakash thinks that Arjun has never done such a serious role. All his roles till date were glamorous, while this role demands him to be non-glamorous and realistic. To get the spirit of the role, Prakash instructed Arjun to live, breathe and dream his character.
Prakash also made the other actors of the film – Manoj Bajpai, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif to attend an acting workshop before starting the shoot of a film. But it seems that he is extra hard for Arjun as he made Arjun to chop his hair. He is also making Arjun to hang around the sets even when he is not shooting.
One close source revealed, “Since it is for the first time that Arjun is playing a role of such a high caliber, Prakash has seen to it that Arjun gives that something extra that he hasn’t given in his earlier films. This is also for the first time that Arjun is doing a film of a serious nature, so Arjun who is not used to such a style of film making is completely drained.”
When asked to Arjun about such strictness, he replied diplomatically, “Prakash Jha has been very clear about what he wants and does not want. At the same time, he has been very understanding. He is also a pretty chilled out director. I am having a blast working with him.”
Despite being father of two lovely girls in real, actor refused to play father of two kids for Meghna Gulzar’s next directorial venture. Re-invented after Om Shanti Om and Rock On, the actor might want to save his Rock image.
A source said, “Meghna was keen to cast Arjun in a very important role, but Arjun said he did not want to be cast as the father.”
However the producer of the film Savita Raj Hiremath confirmed this and said, “Arjun did turn down the role. We have two kids in the film aged ten and eight. Arjun did not want to play a father to two kids.”
She later added, “After Rok On!! may be he wants to maintain a certain image and we respect that. However we are talking to Arjun for some other films. We would love to have him on board for one of our forthcoming projects.”
“It is a film about relationships, I am now looking out for someone to play the father’s role. After that, I will cast the female lead. I should be ready with the cast within the next few weeks,” added Savita.
But when contacted to Arjun, he didn’t reply to the text message.
The recent tragic terror attack on Mumbai has not only shattered a common Indian but also to the Bollywood biggies. But the good thing is that they are trying to do something about it.
The re-invented man in Bollywood Arjun Rampal is starting something like a citizen’s movement to assemble people across all sections of society, to make the city (Mumbai) better and safer.
And his buddy, Kunal Kapoor has come forward to join him. Both of them encouraging people to join the movement. All they want is intellectual, educated and skilled people like lawyers, doctors to become member of the movement.
So, what are thinking people, let’s join it for the love of Mumbai.
Prachi Desai the TV star is on Cloud 9 now after her first Bollywood Movie “Rock On” is almost ready. The sexy lady is the main female lead in the film with Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, VJ Luke Kenny and Purab Kohli in the leading male starcast. The movie ‘Rock On’ is about Four Rockstars and the music surely has rocking numbers. Prachi Desai, who has been seen in Behanji roles on TV shows, K serials will be seen in a new avatar of a young and sexy girl in this film, Looks like Bollywood got another sexy women in the race..,