It all began with Lara Dutta, who two months ago refused to work opposite Arshad Warsi in Anil Kapoor’s untitled project. Originally the project was to star Akshaye Khanna along with Anil Kapoor. However, Kapoor replaced him with Warsi and then Dutta opted out. According to a source, “I guess, Dutta wanted to play it safe. After all, she’s not had a rocking film career so far. She wants to work with big actors. That’s why when Warsi was roped in, she decided to move out.”
So now Warsi has decided to opt out of working with her at the IIFA Awards. He was scheduled to co-host the event but when he found out that Dutta was to be the other host he declined the offer at the last minute. Warsi instead is just attending the event as an audience member.
Neeraj Vora will be directing Kapoor’s film and Amrita Rao has replaced Dutta opposite Warsi.
Let’s hope the cold war between Dutta and Warsi does not get any colder!