John Abraham with Akshay Kumar

Akshay will not feature in Nadiadwala’s second installment of ‘Welcome’.Stepping into his shoes is his ‘DesiBoyz’ co-star, John Abraham. Firoz Nadiadwala waited for four years for Akshay Kumar to return to the third installment of ‘Hera Pheri’, which never got made.

“Akshay is like a brother. But I can’t afford him. I hope we work together again very soon,” Nadiadwala had said when the Hera Pheri deal didn’t work out.


A friend of Akshay told “It is difficult to envisage Welcome2 (tentatively titled) without Akshay, but he is definitely not doing it.”As per information Anees Bazmee will helm this project and it will go on floors bythe last quarter of this year When contacted, John confirmed that he is doing Welcome 2. However, Nadiadwala remained unavailable to comment

Going by the current trend John is sure riding on the wave of success.