Arjun Rampal angry over axed 'painstaking' love-making scene

25 October 2012 / 4 years 1 day ago

Source: The Times of IndiaArjun Rampal is angry and upset after seeing the first print of his new starrer Chakravyuh. Reason being his much talked about love-making sequence with Esha Gupta, shot over three long days, has been scrapped. Arjun and director Prakash Jha were heard having a heated argument over the scene that was edited out. A source revealed, "When Arjun saw the scene had gone missing, he was unhappy. When he asked Prakash about it, he was told it wasn't required. This explanation further annoyed Arjun and he asked Prakash why the scene had been shot in the first place if it wasn't required." According to the source, Arjun is upset about the omission of a sequence that took a lot of painstaking concentration on his part. Significantly, it went against his principle of avoiding on-screen intimacy as far as possible. When contacted, Jha simply said, "When I shot the love-making sequence with Arjun and Esha, I thought it would make for a tender interlude in a story that otherwise has no room for tenderness. But finally it didn't fit into the narrative. So I edited it out." This isn't the first time Arjun has faced such a situation. In Raajneeti, the actor had shot a graphic love-making sequence with Shruti Seth that was edited to a fraction of the original.However, Arjun took it in his stride at the time. In Heroine as well, "What Madhur Bhandarkar narrated to Arjun and how his role finally shaped up were two completely different things. When Arjun saw the final cut, he was horrified." Arjun said, "I'd rather not talk about Heroine. As for Chakravyuh, I've worked really hard on the part. I lost a lot of weight because of the tough action scenes and the gruelling hours. It was the toughest role of my career."

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