Who wouldn’t want to sit in Arjun Rampal‘s lap? Well, if the rumours are true, Arjun might soon open his famous nightclub, LAP, in Mumbai.
The one in Delhi, however, which opened to much fanfare in 2009, is reportedly in trouble with the Indian Tourism Development Corporation. Newspapers report that the star owes them over Rupees two crores in dues since October 2012 and has been sent an eviction notice on account of this payment lapse.
The ITDC runs the hotel at Chankyapuri in Delhi, where the nightclub is located.
The matter has now gone to court and is sub-judice. This is a slight relief since Rampal can still operate the restaurant until a verdict has been declared.
A press release issued on behalf of Arjun Rampal states, “The actor has been aggressively planning foray in Singapore, Dubai and London.”
It goes on to state that the rumours of the eviction are being spread by “A certain rival who is not quite happy with the actor’s success and is spreading baseless rumors about Arjun not agreeing to pay dues.”
The statement alleges, “It is sad to see people stoop so low, trying to bring down someone who is not only doing good business, but setting higher standards for others. Arjun is a stickler for following rules, and such rumours are just ridiculous.”
The actor took to Twitter and wrote, tongue-in-cheek:
While all or none of this may be true, we do hope Arjun opens his nightclub in Mumbai soon.
LAP dance, anyone?