Arjun Rampal
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People have more views than me: Arjun Rampal on divorce

Arjun Rampal


Fed up with rumours around his rocky relationship with his wife Mehr Jessia, Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal says he'd rather not react as people have more views on his personal life.

Arjun and Mehr, who have been married for over 15 years, have been caught in the midst of divorce rumours, and while Arjun has slammed the media over it in the past, he now seems unaffacted. "I don't have any views as I feel people have more views than me.

Arjun married Mehr, a supermodel of her time, in 1998. Together, they have two daughters.

The couple was seen on a united front at the Lakme Fashion Week winter-festive 2015 here, where Arjun walked the runway for European brand Buggati shoes, that's making its India foray through e-commerce platform Jabong.

He also roamed around the venue with Mehr; they both posed for shutterbugs; and later even took a seat next to each other for designer Monisha Jaising's show, the last presentation of the fourth day of the fashion gala on Saturday.

Asked if Arjun, a model-turned-actor, has ever thought about launching his own fashion line, he said: "Offers keep coming to me where people want (me) to do that. It can work out at some point of time, but right now my mind is not there. My mind is more in films, so I am focussing more towards that. I am really not too much towards creating a clothing line (as of now)."

He, however, feels that Indian designers are doing great in creating more menswear lines, and says he feels proud whenever he flaunts ethnic clothes wherever he goes. "When I went to Cannes (in 2012), I wore Rohit Bala¿s bandgala. I like ethnic wear and I think Indian designers are doing really well. I feel they are doing really good cuts even in western jackets. Also, some of the western designers are copying our designer bandgala, so that proves... I love my Indian designers and whenever I get an opportunity, I wear their creations," said Arjun, who was last seen on the big screen in Roy, and is currently working on Daddy.

Before stepping into Bollywood in 2001 with Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat, Arjun was a hugely successful model. He says that the fashion ramp has given him everything and if his daughters would like to be a part of this world, he will support them. "Modelling gave me a lot in my life. I never look down upon modelling as a profession. Whatever my daughters want to do, I'm fine with it. They can act, model, (indulge in) sports... as long as they are passionate towards it. They really need to love it and it should come from within," he said.