|After Saif Ali Khan and Salman Khan, it’s Arjun Rampal turning a RAW agent in a Bollywood film. He’s grown a beard for the role.
Arjun Rampal is sporting a new, chic look complete with a beard. "It's all for a film," he says.
"This new look is for Nikhil Advani's 'D-Day', that's the tentative title for it. I play a RAW agent in it," Arjun told IANS in New Delhi on Saturday.
The actor will start shooting for the movie Oct 1 in Mumbai, and says the movie will have some high-octane Hollywood-style action.
Meanwhile, he is also gearing up for the release of Prakash Jha's Chakravyuh, which is based on the Naxalite movement.
He was in the capital to re-open doors to his luxury nightclub LAP, which wears a renewed look and will be the official venue for the F1 after-parties for the second Formula One Indian Grand Prix, to be held Oct 26-28.
Arjun Rampal's LAP re-opens, promises new features
Arjun Rampal's LAP is redone and renovated. The actor re-opened the doors of his luxury nightclub here Saturday, over four months after it remained shut for a makeover in terms of a new management, a new look and a better sound system.
Arjun hopes to offer the club's regulars and more clients, a pulsating experience, a better one than it served when it first opened shop in 2009.
"I hope Delhi is ready for us, because we are now ready for Delhi again," said the actor at a press conference at LAP in Hotel Samrat here.
"We started LAP three-and-a-half years ago and I wanted to create an experience for the people. I managed to do that. But when I came around two-and-a-half years later, I didn't feel it was good enough. I felt the need to go back and re-draw and relook at our structure, so we did," he explained of the decision for the makeover.
There are new elevated areas in the grand club, which is marked by comfortable sofas and huge paintings, with an old world feel to it. The DJ console area has been pushed back to create more space for visitors, the bar area has changed and Arjun says they have planned a pop-up restaurant just outside the main club area.
"The pop-up restaurant will offer something new and unique every six months," he said, adding that "the sound system has made the music louder, there are better lights and better equipments to create a better clubbing experience."
Arjun has re-opened LAP in time for the second Formula One Indian Grand Prix, scheduled Oct 26-28 in Greater Noida, as he has once again bagged the mandate to host the official after-parties for the event.
Last year, he brought international pop star Lady Gaga down to India to rock the finale party, but Arjun is yet to announce the line-up for this year. However, instead of hosting parties close to the Buddh International Circuit, Arjun said the parties will be held at the newly renovated LAP itself.