Shah Rukh Khan and Arjun Rampal
Shah Rukh Khan and Arjun RampalReuters

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal, who has not been on friendly terms with Shah Rukh Khan, said his bonding with the superstar is nobody's concern.

During an interview with a leading daily, Arjun said, "What's my relationship with Shah Rukh Khan got to do with my career? My relationship with Shah Rukh is my concern and no one's business. Do these people, who keep inquiring about such issues, pay our bills or help us in anyway? So why should they be bothered about my relationship with him and why should I be even clearing the air about us?" The Times of India reported.

Shah Rukh and Arjun were once the best buddies of B-town after they worked together for the first time in Farah Khan's "Om Shanti Om". They were spotted with each other at most of parties and were seen going on trips along with their families. However, the actors snapped ties after their alleged fallout over the cuts made on Arjun's role in "RA.One".

According to reports, Arjun and Shah Rukh gave each other the cold shoulder at several occasions after parting ways. The actors even went to the extent of saying that they were in the industry to work and not make friends.

Recently, reports had surfaced that the actors had ended their animosity and patched up. But Arjun's latest comment does not reveal anything about their friendship.

Apart from the "Chennai Express" star, Arjun also spoke at length about his upcoming film "D-Day" which stars Rishi Kapoor, Shruti Haasan, Huma Qureshi and Irrfan Khan.

Speaking about his career, Arjun said, "Many times an actor is stuck for the lack of choices. The same happened with me when I started my career. That was the time when mainly romantic films were being made and that is what I was offered all the time. Filmmakers were not willing to delve into new subjects. But now times are different."

"People are more open and want to experiment with various genres and subjects. Producers, directors and even the audience has opened up to experimental cinema. This has given us the opportunity to opt for various kind of roles. I think this is the best time to be part of the Hindi film industry," he added.

Directed by Nikhil Advani, "D-Day" is a crime thriller. The film is set to hit screens on 19 July.