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What Akshay Kumar Has to Say About Arshad Warsi's 'Big Star' Comment

"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," said Akshay Kumar

  | August 02, 2016 19:25 IST (Mumbai)
Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar photographed in Mumbai.

Highlights

  • Akshay Kumar stars in the remake of Jolly LLB which starred Arshad Warsi
  • 'It is the call of the producer,' Akshay Kumar said
  • Akshay has already started shooting for Jolly LLB 2
Actor Akshay Kumar, who has replaced Arshad Warsi in Jolly LLB 2 said that one shouldn't feel bad about not being part of a sequel as it is purely a producer's call.
The 2013 courtroom drama, directed by Subhash Kapoor, was a sleeper hit in which Arshad played the role of Jolly, a struggling lawyer, who comes upon a hit-and-run case and decides to fight for the victims. However, the defendant hires a proficient lawyer, played by Boman Irani against him.
With the sequel in the pipeline, the makers have roped in Akshay Kumar for the lead role.
Recently, Arshad said that he wanted to be a part of Jolly LLB 2. But he couldn't, as the producers wanted a bigger star like Akshay Kumar for the second instalment.
"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 said in an interview.
The Baby actor has already started shooting for Jolly LLB 2.
He said that he is enjoying playing a lawyer in the film as he has never portrayed it in films.
 
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