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Fourteen Years Since Welcome Has Been Released, Snehal Daabi Still Awaits His Pay Cheque

The actor Snehal Daabbi stated that Firoz Nadiadwala haven’t paid his dues for up to 14 years now.

He also said that he was working on another movie, but was never paid for it. He also added that he would not be working in any of his movies ever again.

Welcome Cast Members

Snehal Daabbi played the role of Majnu Bhai’s close associate in the Welcome movie.

It featured Akshay Kumar as the male lead opposite to Katrina Kaif. Paresh Rawal, Mallika Sherawat and Nana Patekar have also played a significant role in the film.

Welcome was released in December 2007 and Snehal money for his work in the movie has still not been cleared. It has remained due since 14 years now.

What Did Snehal Say?

Snehal told to an entertainment tabloid Bollywood Hungama in an interview, “I haven’t yet been paid. Firoz bhai would just assure ‘Deta hoon paisa, deta hoon paisa, deta hoon paisa (I will give you the money)’. Hence, I was disillusioned here and was wondering ‘Yeh kaisi industry hai (What industry is this?)’.”

“Firoz Nadiadwala mujhe ₹10 crore denge fir bhi unki film nahi karunga. Firoz bhai commit karte hai, fir ghoom jaate hai (I won’t do Firoz Nadiadwala’s film even if he offers me ₹10 crore for a film. He commits and then does not keep his promise),” Snehal added during the ‘exclusive’ interview with Bollywood Hungama portal. (Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama)

Pending Payments

The actor also revealed to the tabloid that it is not the only film for which he was not paid by Firoz. He said that he had also shot in fragments for a film featuring Sanjay Dutt and Vivek Oberoi are called Sher.

Snehal Daabbi said that the film was dropped after they had completed 85% of the project.

In a similar incident that happened before the release of Welcome sequel, Welcome Back, another actor Anees told Firstpost, “I have exempted ₹3 crore of total ₹5 crore due. He promised to pay the rest ₹2 crore but I was given two post-dated cheques, one of November the other of December (each of ₹1 crore). At the time of withdrawal, he had issued a stop payment of both the cheques. There are many workers who are yet to get their dues.”

Snehal Daabbi has appeared in many popular films, including Hera Pheri, Phir Hera Pheri, Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega and Welcome Back.

Shaheer is passionate about living a life seeking un-ending knowledge, philomath, as you may think of him. He's a student of Finance and a keen observer of Business and Indian-Political scenario who takes pleasure to pen down his views and opinions on the same. As his guiding mantra to life, ‘Come what may , life goes on’ helps.

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