Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Ram Gopal Varma may be getting the brickbats from one and all for his latest box-office disaster Aag. But he has one loyalist who stands by him in rain and shine – actor Rajpal Yadav. "For all of you, that person must be a waste and you will all make fun of him. But for me, he is gold and will be so all my life. It is because of him that I am here. How can I demean my mentor because of whom I got an identity?"
Rajpal, who debuted in Bollywood in RGV's Jungle, played a character named Rambha Bhai in Aag. When asked whether he regretted working in the film, the actor said: "He (Ramu) may have made a mistake but I think the media is also to blame to some extent. He was the one who gave me a platform. I have immense respect for him and whatever he makes I will always be with him and also try to be a part of his projects." Somebody needs to tell Rajpal that in the professional world ignoring all the mistakes of the mentor might spell trouble in the long run.