Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Was not aware of the Naxal issue: Rampal

Arjun Rampal, whose 'Chakravyuh' has hit the screens, says he was not much aware about the naxalism issue before he started filming.


Was not aware of the Naxal issue: Rampal (© Varinder Chawla)

Rampal, 39, thinks the movie is a must watch for youth as it throws light on the present scenario of the nation.

"I was not much aware about the issue and this is the reason why I feel that this film is important for the youth. They need to know where exactly does the heartland of India lie and what exactly is transpiring there.

"It is going to open many eyes because the film explores the situation that our country is in," Rampal told us.

The film revolves around Rampal's character of an IPS officer Adil Khan and the actor says it is the toughest role he has essayed in his decade old career.

"The film is full of complicated characters and the part which I am playing is one of the toughest that I have played in a very long time. There is so much happening to this character, right from the dilemma that he goes through to the pain of betrayed friendship to a conflict like situation happening at home with his wife, who is also a cop," he added.

But Rampal gives all the credit to Jha, who gave him a new lease of life with his last outing 'Raajneeti'.

"All credit to Prakash Jha that he has made all his characters well layered and also very justified in what they do. The reason why everything comes on screen carries meaning and purpose because Prakash comes with a lot of clarity," he added.

'Chakravyuh', which hit theatres on October 24, also stars Abhay Deol, Manoj Bajpayee, Om Puri, Esha Gupta and newbie actress Anjali Patil in pivotal roles.

"Abhay's (Deol) character too is very layered and it goes through huge metamorphosis. On the other hand Manoj's (Bajpayee) character is very hard hitting. Om's (Puri) part has been woven quite beautifully in the film.

"Prakash has a knack of bringing in multiple characters under the same roof and giving them good acknowledgement and wonderful depth," he added.

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