|The sequel of the 2007 hit Welcome is very much on track. After the makers finalized John Abraham as the main lead, it’s learnt that Asin is going to play the female lead.
However, Asin wasn’t the first choice as Sonakshi Sinha was supposed to do the Welcome sequel, titled Welcome Back. But as Sonakshi walked out of the movie, the makers have reportedly signed Asin as the leading lady.
Sonakshi, whose kitty is full with films like Bullet Raja (with Saif Ali Khan), Rambo Rajkumar (with Shahid Kapoor), and Pistol (with Akshay Kumar), couldn’t adjust her dates for Welcome Back, thus paving the way for Asin’s entry.
Even though Sonakshi was getting a whopping amount for the film, she moved out of the project, citing date issues.
It’s learnt that director Anees Bazmee either wanted Sonakshi Sinha or Asin for the film. So, when Sona decided not to continue with the movie, he went ahead with Asin. According to Anees, Asin suits the role as her character in the movie is of a South Indian girl.
Earlier, during one of the press conferences, John Abraham talked about the movie, and said it’s an outstanding script and kids are going to love it.
Now as the rest of the cast is yet to be finalized, the movie will take time to roll.