A source close to Madhur Bhandarkar revealed that the talented director was initially keen on casting Arjun Rampal to play the role of the high-profile photographer in his upcoming film. In fact, he had Arjun in mind while working on the script as well. But unfortunately Arjun had some prior commitments and had to turn down the offer.
According to the source, “Yes, Madhur was extremely keen on casting Arjun in Calendar Girls. He even sent across the script to Arjun. But since the dates did not match, Madhur decided to cast Rohit Roy instead.”