Arjun Rampal's mentor and pal, designer Rohit Bal, is out of hospital and back home recuperating slowly after a heart attack.
Says Arjun, "It was a scary wake-up call for Rohit. He is recovering. But it will take time. He will now be far more cautious about his health. Who doesn't want to live? We all need to exercise restrain and keep regular hours."
Arjun has two contrasting releases Raajneeti and Housefull coming up one after another. Everyone is wondering why he is missing from the promotional songs of Housefull.
Arjun says, "The 'Apni To Jaise Taise' track is my song. I am very happy with both Raajneeti and Housefull. And now I start shooting for Ra.1 and Don 2."
While he's tight-lipped about his roles in both these Shah Rukh Khan starrers, he does let out that his lame character Jasjit in Don 2 will lose his limp in the sequel. "Don't ask me how. In two years, he just lost it. That's how Farhan Akhtar sees my character. I will go by his vision."
For the villain's role in Ra.One, Arjun will be getting into an elaborate get-up and make-up for the first time. Argues Arjun, "Why first time? I had a special look for Rock On. I had my hair till my waist. I guess when we do the sequel I'll have to grow my hair again. Or we can say the guy lost his hair while the audience was not looking."
About being cast as a villain, first by Farah Khan in Om Shanti Om then Shah Rukh in Ra.1, Arjun says, "I suppose I've a face that renders itself well to a different kind of villainy. My black characters are not over-the-top."