Welcome Back (film)

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Welcome Back
Directed by Anees Bazmee
Produced by Firoz Nadiadwala
Written by Anees Bazmee
Starring Anil Kapoor
John Abraham
Nana Patekar
Paresh Rawal
Shruti Haasan
Music by Anu Malik
Anand Raaj Anand
Cinematography Kabir Lal
Edited by Steven Bernard
Base Industries Group
Release dates
  • May 29, 2015 (2015-05-29)
Country India
Language Hindi

Welcome Back is an upcoming Bollywood comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Firoz Nadiadwala. It is a sequel to the 2007 comedy Welcome, and features an ensemble cast that includes Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor reprising their roles respectively from the prequel, along with Paresh Rawal.

John Abraham and Shruti Haasan are new additions to the cast. Earlier expected to release in December 2014, the film is now expected to release on May 29 2015.



Actors Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor are expected to reprise their roles of Uday Shankar Shetty and Majnu Bhai respectively from the original movie. Due to the passing away of Feroz Khan, Amitabh Bachchan was cast as a replacement.[2] John Abraham was next signed on for the lead role, thus replacing actor Akshay Kumar from the original movie.[3][4] Katrina Kaif, who played the female lead in the original movie was also replaced by Sonakshi Sinha[5] however she soon dropped out citing date issues.[6][7]

Following Sinha's exit from the film, Asin was selected to play the female lead, but due to date clashes with All is Well,[8] she opted out and was replaced by Shruti Haasan.[9][10] A debutante Sakshi Maggo from Delhi was given a role in the film. Sara Loren has been selected to perform an item song in the film.[11]


The soundtrack is composed by Anu Malik & Anand Raj Anand. Anu Malik has said in an interview that he has composed two songs which have been pictured recently on the whole cast and crew.