Arjun Rampal, who plays RA.One in Anubhav Sinha’s superhero fantasy of the same name, says that he’s extremely excited about performing stunts on his own. “The action sequences look fantastic. I’ve worked hard and enjoyed doing all the stunts by myself,” he beams. The actor, who re-shot to fame with Housefull and Raajneeti last year, has been closely involved with the film’s post-production too, ensuring that he spends a couple of hours whenever possible with the technical team working on it.
The National-Award winner is quite fond of super hero films. “Batman in The Dark Night is an all-time favourite. Unlike other superheroes, he’s human, born without super powers,” says Arjun. “I think it’s cooler to be human with some flashy gadgets that help save the world.” When asked if his character in RA.One is anything like Batman or Superman, without divulging any details, he says, “RA.One has super powers. I can’t speak beyond this because I’m contractually bound to not give away information before the publicity campaign flags off.”
Arjun Rampal has earlier played a villain with RA.One’s superhero and producer, Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om. “Shah Rukh and I have great on-screen chemistry. Hopefully, this time, it will be better than Om Shanti Om. I’m keeping my fingers crossed,” says the actor adding that his daughters, Mahikaa and Myra, can’t wait for RA.One to release. “They ask me reasons why it’s taken so long in the making. I try to make them understand that large-canvas films like RA.One take a while to get ready.”
Arjun, who rides a bike in the movie, admits his wife Mehr, and his mother, detest bikes. “Since they don’t like motorbikes, I didn’t buy one to this day. But now, I’m happy with my new Hyosung Superbike,” he smiles. “Till the film releases, I’ll entertain my daughters by taking them out for drives.”