After winning accolades for his rocking guitarist act in Abhishek Kapoor's ROCK ON, Arjun Rampal is now ready to turn mean with his shrewd politician act in Prakash Jha's RAJNITI. Presently he is in Bhopal and closely watching the local politicians preparing for the poll campaigning for a seat in the forthcoming Lok Sabha. We managed to have a small tete-a-tete with Arjun about his role and new look in the film.
''My role in RAJNITI is very challenging and at the same time really interesting. I play the role of a politician, who carries a lot of influence in North Indian states such as Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. We are shooting in Bhopal right now to lend authenticity to the subject.'' Says Arjun.
He further adds, ''Prakashji had recommended me few books and articles on politicians to prepare for the role so I read several of these books at the library of Bhopal University. But I can't reveal on which real life politician. I really can't take the name of the politician as I'm not allowed to speak about him right now.'' The star, who has shaved his head for the role, said, ''I really miss my hair but kuch paane ke liye kuch khona padta hai.''