Pricey Arjun Rampal gets booted out of ‘Housefull 2’

Updated: Dec 28, 2010, 13:00 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Bollywood hunk Arjun Rampal’s pricey ways are not going down well with filmmakers. After having been replaced in ‘Don 2’ by Kunal Kapoor, Arjun is finally being substituted by Rahul Khanna in Sajid Khan’s ‘Housefull 2’.

Buzz has it that Arjun has been replaced by Rahul in ‘Housefull 2’ because of his over-priced fee of Rs 2.5 crore.

If ‘Housefull’ had Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh and Arjun Rampal, the sequence will have couple of new faces like John Abraham and Nana Patekar.

Talking to a daily, a source said, “Arjun is no more a part of the sequel. Rampal demanded a stupendous amount of Rs 2.5 crore, which the producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sajid Khan found a bit too much. Nadiadwala also had a word with Arjun, but he did not seem to budge from the amount quoted.”

“Both the Sajids decided to replace Arjun and go ahead with a different face. They zeroed in on Rahul Khanna. The sequel’s new faces will include Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar and John Abraham,” said the source.

“It is believed the actresses’ of the film have also changed. Although Lara Dutta remains, Genelia D’souza and Sonakshi Sinha have been added to the cast” added the source.

Any guesses people what is making Arjun put an expensive price tag?