Although the movie has been released two weeks back and is faring well, director Anees Bazmee claims that he is yet to receive his due remuneration for directing ‘Welcome Back’. While he was all set to take the legal route for stalling the release of the movie at the last minute due to non-receipt of his payments, Anees’s past relationship with producer Firoz Nadiadwala stopped him from doing so.
Anees mentions that, he has devoted almost three years of his hard work to the project, not having been paid has badly hurt him. While Firoz had initially promised Anees an amount of Rs 4.5 crore for his efforts, financial constraints forced the producer to request the director in compromising for Rs 2 crore.
However, even after letting go off more than half of his remuneration, Anees is yet to receive his balance payment. And now, with the maker planning to come out with the third installment of this super hit franchise, Anees is adamant about not taking up the project until and unless his past dues are cleared.