Rahul Roy became the heartthrob of every girl after his romantic film Aashiqui released on big screens. Soon after that, however, the actor disappeared from the industry and never made a comeback. Opening up about his situation had he not taken a sabbatical, Rahul told a leading website, "What would have happened? I would be making a shitload of more money or would have been where my colleagues are? Isse jyada kya hota? Mera bank balance badhta and about stardom, everyone knew me globally, it is just that people give much more respect to the so called bigger stars my colleagues which they have earned it, no doubt but what more? Everyone's journey is different. I am not the one to regret."
He added, Of course, there are days when you remember that what if I had continued irrespective of hits or flops, maybe I would have been indifferent place, I agree and accept that but there is no need to regret because the 8-9 years I was away from cinema has also given me the depth and changed me as a person. And now the kind of films that will come, I am enjoying the cinema."
He further added about his views on nepotism and said, "I thrive on being the underdog. I think when you focus on your craft it is always good to surprise and bring so-called powers down with janta's verdict. This outsider label is not just in our industry, it is in every industry. So of course, these people of the industry, as they say, might get the opportunity but how many of them do we know did not reach the heights of their parents. Eventually, your craft, if you liked, no amount of followers can get you respect. Even if I do something wrong, I won't be spared. It doesn't really matter anymore."