Sources confim that Amitabh Bachchan will join the new cast of Welcome sequel.replaces Feroz Khan in the Welcome series.
In what turned out to be Feroz Khan’s last screen appearance,the stylish Khan played a super-powerful underworld don named RDX in Welcome.
Director Anees Bazmee says ,”Feroz Bhai played the kind of imposing don whom even Nana and Anil bowed down to. Unfortunately for us,Feroz Bhai is no longer with us. I can only think of one actor who can play that role. And that’s Bachchan Saab.”
The Big B’s schedule is now being looked into.
Anees explains,”John Abraham is playing the lead in Welcome Back. He joins Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor who were part of the Welcome cast. But John is not stepping into Akshay Kumar’s role,as reported. We’ve eliminated Akshay’s part and created a new hero’s role. So John’s role is completely new. As for Nana and Anil,they’ll reprise the roles of Uday and Majnu.”
Apparently,producer Feroz Nadiadwala’s fall-out with Akshay Kumar put Anees in a dilemma as he shares a warm rapport with the star. Initially,the plan was to bring in John to replace Akshay. But when Anees felt that Akshay would be affronted if replaced by another actor,the role was scrapped and an entirely new hero’s track was written into the sequel Welcome Back.