Rekha Not Welcome, Amitabh Bachchan More Than Welcome!


[tps_header]This is exactly what director Anees Bazmee has to say while casting for his latest film Welcome Back which is the sequel of his 2007 comedy Welcome


Welcome Back has three lead actors – John Abraham, Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar. Shooting will start for the film without one important actor being cast. Anees is yet to lock in on the actor to play Feroz Khan‘s role in Welcome. Bazmee wants Amitabh Bachchan to step in to play the don, essayed by the late Feroz Khan in the original.

Bazmee is very clear that no one but Mr. Bachchan would fit the bill and said, “It is really very simple, either it’s Bachchan Sahaab or no one. I cannot see anyone else in the role. So until he says yes, we are not shooting that particular role or shooting with any of the actors who have scenes with that character.”

Bazmee has now carried his determination to get the Big B’s affirmation to a new level. He won’t cast for the role until the Mr. Bachchan says yes.

Bazmee is just back from Dubai after finalizing his locations for Welcome Back and will start shooting the scenes that do not require the character that he wants Mr. Bachchan to play. In fact the role of the Don’s son has not been cast either.

Bazmee will cast for the son’s role as well as the female opposite the Don’s character. Now, both the actors required would only be cast once Mr. Bachchan says yes. The son should resemble the father. The role doesn’t justify Abhishek Bachchan’s presence or else Bazmee would have approached him as well.

Initially there were rumors that Bazmee was trying to rope in Rekha as well but then the director completely denied such reports. “I don’t know where that came from. I’ve never met Rekha ji in my life. So where is the question of casting her?” asked Bazmee.

Bazmee is leaving for the shooting of Welcome Back next week with the hope that he would hear from Mr. Bachchan soon. If the consent is not forthcoming Anees may even scrap the character.[/tps_header]