She’s just two films old and yet actress Shraddha Kapoor has managed to ruffle a few feathers in Bollywood – namely, the makers of Welcome Back, producer Firoz A.Nadiadwala and director Anees Bazmee.
The duo are quite peeved with the newcomer over reports in the media of Shraddha Kapoor claiming that she was approached for the film and rejected it. According to them, the real truth is that Shraddha was never approached for the role in the first place.
While the leading role in the original blockbuster – Welcome – was played by Katrina Kaif, the makers are keen on casting an equally big A-lister opposite John Abraham in the sequel since Welcome is a huge franchise.
Says Nadiadwala’s office, “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. Lets not forget that. Welcome starred 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. It would require years for someone like Shraddha who is barely two films old and has worked with only with newcomers, to get to the level of working with a huge brand name like John Abraham.”
Adds Aneez Bazmee’s office, “We are 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.”
Over to you, Shraddha!