Welcome Back, would have drowned in serious troubled waters, if the financial crisis was not sorted out in the nick of time, both the director and actors have nipped the issue in the bud and have solved the matter, at least for the moment.
Firoz Nadiadwala, the producer of Welcome Back, has not cleared pay cheques to the lead actor Anil Kapoor, and director Anees Bazmee. The amount due is substantial and the remuneration would be cleared shortly.
Anil Kapoor and Anees Bazmee had decided to stop the movies release on September 4, 2015 by seeking permission from the Film Federation until their payments were cleared.
A source informed on the issue saying, "Firoz owes Anees Rs. 4 crores and Anil Kapoor Rs. 4-5 crores. Both demanded their dues be cleared before the film's release. However better sense prevailed with time. Anees and Anil decided to not obstruct the film's release for their dues. And now the film would be released on time."
Along with the payment issues, Welcome Back has faced 15 verbal cuts from the Censor Board. Though the movie is rated as 'UA' certificate, it had a few verbal explicites that were objected by the Censor Board.
Welcome Back's original length was 170 minutes, and now is 152 minutes after the 15 verbal cuts.
Director Anees Bazmee, spoke out on the cuts by saying,
"The cuts the censor board has asked for are all verbal...words like saala have been asked to be deleted, which we've happily done. However, some other cuts, we're trying to explain to the censor board why the words are there. Every member of the censor board knows my films don't have any double meanings and vulgar dialogues. So many cuts seem a little extreme."
Welcome Back, is a sequel of the 2007 movie Welcome, and is currently all set to hit the theatres crossing all obstacles, on September 4, 2015.
Anil Kapoor finally decided not to bring the movie release to a halt for his payment issues. The matter would be sorted out soon after the release.
Anees Bazmee too decided not to bring the Welcome Back release to a halt on his payment issues. The matter would be sorted out soon after the release.
Welcoming Back The Team
Paresh Rawal, Shruti Hassan, John Abrahan, Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar at an event to promote their upcoming comedy flick Welcome Back.
Serious Issue Nipped In The Bud
Welcome Back is all set to release on September 4, 2015 despite having payments pending to actor Anil Kapoor and director Anees Bazmee.
Welcome The B-Town Actress
Shruti Hassan is back with a zing for Welcome Back.
All suited And Geared up
Paresh Rawal, Shruti Hassan, John Abrahan, Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar attend an event to promote Welcome Back.
Leading From The Front
Shruti Hassan in a little black dress along with leading actor John Abraham.
A still from the movie Welcome Back which would be released on September 4, 2015 with 15 verbal cuts from the Censor Board.