Arjan Bajwa may have found himself completely missing from the proceedings in the second half of Fashion but he has no complaints whatsoever. He is happy that in his career spanning 5 years, ever since he made a forgettable debut in Woh Tera Naam Tha, it is Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion that has got him maximum visibility. This is what he always expected from the film and he is glad that he has got much more than what he had bargained for.
"Seriously yaar, I don't have any complaints at all," says Arjan in an honest tone, "It's not that what I saw in the final print surprised me; not at all. I always knew what was the length of my role, there was nothing which was unnecessarily chopped from the final edit. Also in essence the character that I played was not shortchanged at all. I am very happy with whatever I have gained from Fashion."
There was always a threat to be overshadowed in a film which mainly centred on the three women - Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and Mugdha Godse. In the end it turned out to be Priyanka's film all the way. Doesn't that worry him?
"I would have been worried had I not taken a conscious decision or would have found myself betrayed. But aisa kuch hai hi nahi. You tell me, isn't it great to see all the visibility that has come my way in spite of Fashion being a story of three women? Today, whatever hype that has been built around me, it is courtesy Fashion. I did films like Guru and recently Summer 2007 but none provided me such mileage. I am glad Fashion happened to me," Arjan says in a matter of fact tone.
He would agree though that Fashion is a stepping stone in his career and now he should be hunting for meatier parts.
"Of course yes," Arjan is quick to comment, "I can't sit and bask in the glory of the film's success for day in and night out. I am happy and thankful that Fashion is a success. Now I have to aim for further heights. I am getting good feelers from quite a few prominent film makers from the industry and looking forward to the talks translating into projects."