Why was Asin replaced by Shruti Haasan?

All was well between Asin and director Aneez Bazmee. Asin was going to be the lead actress in Welcome 2 and everything was rosy for the south beauty. But then one fine day, she was replaced by Shurti Haasan. Wonder why?

Apparently the reason for this replacement was daddy dearest! If rumours are to be believed Joseph Thottumkal asked for a whooping amount of more than a crore for her presence in the movie and that did not go well with Aneez Bazmee. Well, what wasn’t yours, will never be yours. The role was initially offered to Shotgun Jr, Sonakshi Sinha and when she refused, it was passed on to Asin. But she lost that too because of the issue with fee. What ticked the director off was he refused to negotiate. Hmm.. one man’s loss another man’s gain and that’s how Shurti Haasan comes into the picture, quite literally.

But then again all these are mere rumours. When the director was confronted, he rubbished all these rumours and said him and Asin were still very good friends and he had no issues with Asin. The reason Asin walked out was because of the date and nothing else. Aneez Bazmee earlier worked together in Ready which also starred Salman Khan.

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