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‘Namaste England’, starring Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, is all set to hit the theatres this week. The film, releasing on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, is a sequel-in-the-spirit to ‘Namastey London’ which released in 2007. When the film was announced two years back, it was supposed to star Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles.

Talking about replacing Akshay in the film, Arjun Kapoor says, “Akshay sir and I belong to different age groups. The script had come to me long after Akshay sir could not do the film because of date issues. I am sure they must have incorporated some changes in the script when they decide to change the age of the pair. There was no change made in the script when it was narrated to me.”

He also shares that his co-star Parineeti Chopra was already signed for the film when he got on board.

“Parineeti had already signed the film when I was approached for the film. It was great to collaborate with her almost six years after we did ‘Ishaqzaade’.”