Right after Ali Fazal was roped in for the upcoming ‘crime of passion’ drama Love Affair, there were rumours about the makers having a fallout with Arjun Rampal, who was initially playing the part in the film.
Apparently, buzz was that Arjun Rampal decided to call it quits because his demands over the remuneration were not fulfilled. Now, producer Bhushan Kumar has come to the rescue and has confirmed that his relation with Arjun Rampal is very cordial and they share the same friendly bond. Quashing the rumours, Bhushan 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 bigger project. To me, Arjunto Rampal is a good friend and working with him is always something we look forward to.”
On the other hand, Love Affair directed by Soni Razdan will also star Kalki Koechlin and Gulshan Devaiah and it is loosely inspired on the 1959 K M Nanavati case.