Director Anees Bazmee claims he is yet to receive his full fee for directing his latest release Welcome Back. “I am waiting for the producer (Firoz Nadiadwala) to pay my dues. I gave three years of my life for this film... I worked hard for this project, but I still haven’t got my remaining payment,” Anees told a <g data-gr-id="36">media</g> person.
“I was to get over Rs 4.5 <g data-gr-id="37">crore</g> but he asked me to do some settlement, so I asked him to pay me Rs 2 crore, I let go the remaining amount.”
Anees said he was supposed to get the money before the release of Welcome Back, but claimed he still hasn’t got it.
“I was supposed to get the money before the release of the film. But I still went and made the film for the relationship we share (Firoz and I). I kept patience,” he said.
Anees insists he is not angry but hurt. “Even though the film has released and is doing well, I am yet to get my money. I am not greedy. I am not angry, I am hurt.
“I will not take any harsh step. I am not that kind of a person. I called up (producer Firoz Nadiadwala), but no response from him,” he said.
The Singh is Kinng director is happy with the response “Welcome Back” has got from the audience.
“I am glad the work of every actor is appreciated in the film. We anticipated the film to do well, but how much business it would do is something that we had not predicted,” Anees said.
Welcome Back is a sequel to the 2007 film Welcome, featuring an ensemble cast including Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal.
Anees also made it clear that if the third part is made he would like his dues to be cleared first.