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Arjun Rampal quotes

As an actor, it's my job to prepare myself for a role. If the character is realistic, one can't go wrong.

I am blessed with a good metabolism, and as long as I work out, carbs don't add to my weight. If I need a leaner, meaner look for a film, I go off carbs for a bit.

Age doesn't mean anything. Its all in your head. Men get sexier with age. They also get wiser and get experienced.

Being fit helps me improve my concentration, my will power and even my determination.

Born in Jabalpur, I was brought up in Deolali, where my father ran a small business of making fire extinguishers.

Everybody can be desirable if they take care of themselves.

For me, what is most important is the element of surprise. If I can surprise you with every film of mine, that is exactly what I am trying to do.

I am not metrosexual. I am not macho. I am normal. I don't even wear nail paint.

I do want my films to have the required entertainment quotient, but I'd prefer doing films where you don't have to leave your brains behind.

I used to be an athlete and even ran the 400 metre stretch for Tamil Nadu. I have always been active.

India needs a change - it cannot be ruled by 80-year-olds and by people who have done nothing for it.

Kolkata is special. I have been privileged to spend time in the city and make some great friends there. I like to go there whenever I can.

Who doesn't know about Bollywood? After all, we churn out movies in such great quantities every year! People across the globe know Shekhar Kapur.

Almost 70 per cent of your fitness battle is won the day you realise what your body needs and when. I've made my own diets, and I decide for myself what works for me.

As a child, I had no idea that I would end up in the film industry. My ambitions changed from wanting to join the army like my grandfather to taking up merchant navy as a career to running for India, and finally, investment banking while I was a student of economics honour. But during my college days, I began to get offers for modelling.

At times, I do Tabata, a high-intensity Japanese training regimen, in which I must do 20 seconds of a specific body part with 10 seconds of rest. This must be done eight times within four minutes. Your heart rate shoots through the roof, but you burn a lot of fat.

Even though I always knew I had a good nose for fragrances, the process of creating my own, 'Alive,' turned out to be a great learning experience for me. And the name explains my reason behind it. Smelling good makes you feel alive.

Going to religious places gives me clarity. When I am sitting there, I am in a state of gratitude with my defence mechanism down and am open to receiving that energy, that gives me clarity as at that time, you are listening to your heart. The heart shows you the direction in life. The mind exists only to execute your emotion.

I believe that fitness needs to come from within you. You need to respect your body. Only then will you have the zeal to maintain it. For me, keeping fit is a part of my lifestyle.

I can bulk up very fast. I can lift heavy weights because, like most people, I started off with heavy workouts. That's stayed in my muscle memory. I feel horrible when I feel my jeans are getting tight. Workouts peace me out.