Mallika Sherawat claims she lost Welcome Back as directors cast their girlfriends; says ‘That is the only reason I lost out’

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There are often stars who lose out ​on ​sequels of a franchise due to several reasons. One of them was actor Mallika Sherawat who lost the opportunity to be a part of the Welcome sequel. The actor played a pivotal role in the 2007 film, Welcome; however, she was not seen in Welcome Back. But when she was asked if there is going to be another sequel in the near future, she revealed that if there’s any sequel in the making then the filmmakers will cast their girlfriends in the film.  

Welcome ka sequel banega toh director apni girlfriend ko hi dalega na usmein. Welcome 2 bana toh usmein apni girlfriend ko daal diya batao, ab main kya karun? (If a sequel of Welcome is made, then the director will only cast his girlfriend. When Welcome 2 was made, he cast his girlfriend in the film. What do I do now?),” questions Mallika while speaking to Pinkvilla. 

But this is true. When they make a sequel they cast their girlfriend, the hero casts his girlfriend, what do I do then? I don’t have any boyfriend in Bollywood, I have never been with any actor, director or producer. With me like this is my work, if you think I am worthy of your project I would love to be a part of it. But if a director, or a producer or an actor – if they want to cast their girlfriends then it’s their choice,” she adds.

When asked if this is the reason why she lost out on Welcome 2? The Murder actor said, “Absolutely. What should I do? That is the only reason I lost out.


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Mallika Sherawat starred opposite Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Paresh Rawal. The film was released in 2007 which was one of the blockbusters back then.

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