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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

Arjun Rampal in legal trouble over his lounge bar Lap

Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 24, 2014
First Published: 18:29 IST(24/1/2014) | Last Updated: 00:22 IST(25/1/2014)

After being blamed for actor Hrithik Roshan’s split with wife Sussanne, Arjun Rampal has now landed in fresh trouble. The actor has been slapped with a legal notice by the India Tourism Development Corporation Limited (ITDC) for not clearing the outstanding rent of Rs. 2 crore for his lounge bar Lap, which he runs in ITDC’s Hotel Samrat in the Capital.

When contacted, Rampal, who had launched this luxury nightclub in 2009, directed us to his legal team, that confirmed that there is a dispute regarding the dues payable.

“There is some issue pending with regard to settlement of certain accounts with ITDC in respect of LAP, and the matter is now sub ­judice. We are ­working on it and are confident about resolving it with ITDC amicably,” said Rampal’s advocate, Ateev Mathur, adding that they believe there could be some accounting errors, too.

ITDC sources reveal that the actor was sent reminders several times before a legal notice was issued. “Arjun Rampal’s contract will be ­renewed only once he clears his dues,” said a source from ITDC.

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