From ROCK ON to RAAJNEETI, indeed, it has been a journey on the path of evolution as an actor, that any actor worth his salt would aspire for, and for Arjun Rampal indeed RAAJNEETI has emerged as the surprise winner. For an actor the process of identification with the common people is supposed to have been established when he enacts a role that has an element of connect through the tools and processes with which the common man identifies. Politics is one of the integral processes in the rural areas and Arjun Rampal by enacting the role of a politician and a young politician at that has made definitely large strides in his acting career. From this sense he has given his career a shot in the arm.
Every actor worth his grain aspires to play the role of a kind that Arjun Rampal played in RAAJNEETI and the hallmark of the performance has been that Arjun Rampal has underplayed it and has come out on tops along with his co-actors in RAAJNEETI.
Arjun Rampal has also emerged as an actor who does not have a gumption to enact intimate scenes on the screen and he has been doing it with panache since his ROCK ON days and has added a new feather to his performance by enacting two different kind of intimate scenes in RAAJNEETI. It has been tantalizing but never has attained the proportions of vulgarity, but has been within the limits of aesthetics as defined in the Indian ethos.
The consummate finesse with which these scenes have been enacted on the screen in RAAJNEETI by Arjun Rampal opens up the scope for experimentation on the Hindi film scenario for the new breed of directors to exorcise the element of hesitation associated with performing intimate scenes on the screen and to execute them in a matter of fact manner that could facilitate in removing the element of shock associated with such portrayals on the screen.
There was a need for a character actor who could don the mantle of a star as also display grey elements when the scene demanded and Arjun Rampal within a matter of two years or so has demonstrated that though he waited for his moment, but now that it has arrived he is going to capitalize on the occasion and stamp his authority through consummate performances as he did in RAAJNEETI.