Arjun Rampal who was to do Soni Razdaan's next which is jointly being produced by Mahesh Bhatt & Bhushan Kumar, will be no longer there in the film. We heard that actor Ali Fazal who was last seen in “Khamoshiyaan” will now step into his shoes. The news created quite a buzz and we found the real reason for this replacement.
Producer Bhushan Kumar said, “Arjun Rampal is a very dedicated actor and is extremely conscious about the production values and budgets of the films he has done and commits to. We had a great experience working on Roy. Love Affair is a period film. However when the Bhatts decided to bring down the overall budget, we all together decided to save Arjun for another project that we are planning on, even though he was very enthusiastic about the script. Hence we've all mutually decided to save Arjun for another big project”.
The producer revealed that it was a mutual decision. He further added that Arjun will work with them on another upcoming project with actress Kalki Koechlin opposite him. He said, “ To me, Arjun is a good friend and working with him is always something we look forward.”
So finally all's well that ends well!