News has it that the makers of Welcome Back, producer Firoz Nadiadwala and director Anees Bazmee are extremely upset with reports of Shraddha Kapoor having apparently rejected the film, especially since the youngster was never approached for the role in the first place.
While reliable sources have confirmed that the actress’ agency and father Shakti Kapoor have been sending feelers to Firoz Nadiadwala, truth be told, the actress was never considered and the producer had made it clear at that point itself, given that Welcome starred Katrina Kaif, the current number 1 actress in the country, in a leading role and the sequel required someone of the same stature.
Says Firoz Nadiadwala’s spokesperson, “Shraddha Kapoor has never been approached for the film and its shocking for her to even suggest it. The role requires someone who is extremely glamorous, has great screen presence and is a fine actress and frankly glamour isn’t Shraddha Kapoor’s forte. Let’s not forget that Welcome starred the country’s number one actress Katrina and hence the role would be suitable to an actress in the top rankings and Shraddha Kapoor doesn’t figure in the top 10. That being kept aside, it would require years for someone like Shraddha, who is barely some films old and has worked with newcomers only, to get to the level of working with a huge brand name like John Abraham. The makers have almost finalized a top actress, announcement of which will soon be made.”
Adds Aneez Bazmee’s spokesperson, “Aneez bhai is very amused by the rumors. It seems to have become a trend for wannabe actresses to declare that they are receiving big films like Welcome Back and are rejecting them since this is the only way they get publicity.”
Sources also go on to state that the actress had pulled a stunt like this in the recent past too declaring she was approached for Bhushan Kumar’s next with Umesh Shukla starring Abhishek Bachchan, when in reality she was never approached for the film.
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