The makers of ‘Welcome’ (2007) have paid an astronomical Rs 15 crore to rope in John Abraham as the lead star in the sequel of the hit film.
Reports say that ‘Welcome’ sequel is ready to roll end of this year. While from the original cast Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar have been retained, the makers are looking for a replacement for late actor Feroz Khan. Anees Bazmee will be helming the project.
A source told Mid-Day, ���Nadiadwala wanted to make the sequel of his film since quite some time now. However when talks with Akshay Kumar fizzled out, Firoz was looking for another option. Anees and Firoz decided to cast John and they have apparently paid him Rs 15 crore for the film. Given that John�۪s upcoming film with Sanjay Gupta is being much talked about, it was but obvious that the actor would be commanding a price like this.�
Nadiadwala refuses give further information, ���No, nothing like that! Also, ‘Welcome Back’ will be a complete family entertainer.�