Recalling his entire experience of working with Feroz Khan Anees Bazmee tells us, “It was an experience of my life time. He was not just an actor but a great director. Welcome was his last film and he was not interested in doing it. He often told me to sign some other actor. I was a great fan of Feroz Khan and always wanted to work with him. For me he was an icon. I told him about it when I met him for the first time. When he saw No Entry, he liked the film and called me and told me that I had made a fantastic film. He liked Fardeen"s character in the film.
“Later I met him in South Africa. I narrated dialogues from his films Dahrmatma, Qurbani and Apradh. He was surprised. I also liked the way he presented his heroines in his films. Be it Mumtaz, Sridevi in Jaanbaaz or Zeenat Aman in Qurbani. One day I went and narrated the story of Welcome to him but he refused. He liked the script and said that the film would be a hit. I was adamant and kept insisting that he did the role, He agreed because he didn"t want to hurt me. When Welcome became a hit he called me and congratulated me. Today I feel honoured that I worked with him. I was not in town when he passed away hence I could not attend his funeral. I will miss him."
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