I remember how much had I enjoyed watching Arshad Warsi’s phenomenal acting in Jolly LLB.
When the news of Jolly LLB 2 came, I got all the more excited till I got to know that Akshay Kumar will be in the lead this time and not Arshad Warsi.
But, later I realized that this has happened a lot of times when the same actor didn’t act in the movie’s sequel. Arshad didn’t understand that and made a harsh comment on the decision of choosing Akshay for the sequel. He said,
I am not doing it (Jolly LLB 2). Akshay is doing it. I was supposed to do it, but Fox Star Studios needed a bigger star, so they chose Akshay. It makes it easier for marketing; it makes it easier to have a hit. With me, you (the filmmakers) have to make a good film, so that is the problem. You can make money with me only if it’s a very good film!
Come on, how could he just think that he is not a big star? We have seen him acting in various other movies and loved him!
Though, Akshay Kumar didn’t exaggerate the matter and replied very professionally which wasn’t expected. These days stars try to create controversies over their movie names as a publicity stunt.
Here is what Mr. Funnybones replied,
I don’t have anything to say (on Arshad’s comment). Talk to producer. It is the call of the producer. Like I did Welcome and not Welcome Back but I did not feel bad. It was my franchise so should I feel bad? Even Hera Pheri now somebody else is doing.
Akshay Kumar has a huge fan following and his fans are already waiting for his upcoming movie ‘Rustom’. As it is, the wait for ‘Rustom’ was getting impossible and now he has again given us another reason to stay restless.
Not fair, Akshay!