The Chakravyuh star's wife Mehr has organised a party for the actor in Marrakesh on November 29 and, while Shah Rukh's wife Gauri Khan will attend, The Times of India reports that the Jab Tak Hai Jaan star will not.
"And not because SRK has other commitments and cannot be at Marrakesh," said a source. "This is the alibi that's being set forward for SRK's absence at Arjun's party on 29th. But the truth is, Shah Rukh is no more on talking terms with Arjun. Their wives continue to be thick pals. In fact Gauri Khan is on top of Mehr Jessia's guest list for her husband's birthday party."
The actors, who became good friends after working together on Om Shanti Om, reportedly fell out over cuts made to Rampal's role in Ra.One.
Rampal, who is currently shooting in the region of Kutch, said he is aware of the planned party, commenting: "I know Mehr is planning this surprise party for me at Marrakesh which I am not supposed to know about. Who all are coming, I've no clue. I know my wife and daughters will be there."
"It would be a mini-festival of my best work and then the party that Mehr is organising at Marrakesh," the actor explained. "But that's a little way off. For the next couple of days I'm shooting some of the toughest action scenes I've ever done. Nikhil Advani is shooting on the outskirts of Kutch. The location is about four hours' drive away from Kutch. And quite gruelling."
The actor, who turned 40 today, said: "Is it really meant to be special? That's what people said when I turned 30. But I guess at 40 you begin to make good use of the experiences that you've gathered over the years. Earlier you are just running around trying to find your bearings."
The 12th Marrakesh Film Festival will welcome the largest Indian delegation ever assembled at an international festival, including Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Ileana D'Cruz and Karan Johar.
It will also include a series of open-air screenings at the Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, including a screening of Jab Tak Hai Jaan as part of a special tribute to the late director Yash Chopra.
Other members of the Indian delegation are Sharmila Tagore, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Anurag Kashyap, Ashutosh Gowariker, Zoya Akhtar, Boney Kapoor and Gauri Shinde.
The festival runs from November 30 to December 7.