Arjun Rampal played the main lead along with Amitabh Bachchan in
Apoorva Lakhia's last film Ek Ajnabee. But this time he
has opted out from Lakhia's multi-starrer crime thriller
Shootout At Lokhandwala. The reason being that Lakhia
wanted to present Rampal in a new look as per the demand of the
character which required him to cut short his hair. However the
actor wasn't much happy with this idea of a new getup and rather
chose to opt out of the film.
The film is supposed to go on floors in August and Lakhia will
have to find a replacement soon. Incidentally some time back even
Urmila Matondkar opted out of the film.
The cast of this film produced by Sanjay Gupta now comprises of
Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Viveik Oberoi,
Tusshar Kapoor, Rohit Roy and Shabbir Ahluwalia.