Welcome Back (film)
|Directed by||Anees Bazmee|
|Produced by||Firoz Nadiadwala|
|Written by||Raaj Shaandilyaa (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Anees Bazmee
|Narrated by||Om Puri|
|Music by||Anu Malik
Anand Raaj Anand
|Editing by||Steven Bernard|
|Studio||Base Industries Group
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 of Uday Shankar Shetty and Majnu Bhai respectively from the prequel, along with Paresh Rawal, while John Abraham and Shruti Haasan are new additions to the cast. The filming began in August 2013.
- John Abraham
- Nana Patekar as Uday Shankar Shetty
- Anil Kapoor as Sagar 'Majnu Bhai' Pandey
- Paresh Rawal as Dr.Ghunghroo Seth
- Shruti Haasan as Pardarshi
- Mushtaq Khan as Ballu
- Adi Irani as Uday's lawyer
- Sambhavna Seth
- Sakshi Maggo
Actors Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor are expected to reprise their roles of Uday Shankar Shetty and Majnu Bhai respectively from the prequel. Due to the passing away of Feroz Khan, Amitabh Bachchan was cast as a replacement. John Abraham was next signed on for the lead role, thus replacing actor Akshay Kumar from the prequel. Katrina Kaif, who played the female lead in the prequel was also replaced by Sonakshi Sinha however she soon dropped out citing date issues. Well Known Telugu comedian Brahmanandam debuts Hindi Film Industry with this film.
Following Sinha's exit from the film, Asin was selected to play the female lead, but due to date clashes with Mere Apne, she opted out and was replaced by Shruti Haasan. A debutante Sakshi Maggo from Delhi was given a role in the film.
- Sonakshi-John in Welcome 2! – Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (25 May 2013).
- Big B to play Feroz Khan's role in Welcome Back? | Bollywood News | Hindi Movies News | News. BollywoodHungama.com (30 April 2013).
- John gets pricey, pockets Rs 15 cr for Welcome Back : Bollywood, News – India Today. Indiatoday.intoday.in (22 April 2013).
- John signs Welcome Back, says Akshay happy for him : Bollywood, News – India Today. Indiatoday.intoday.in (24 April 2013).
- Sonakshi Sinha cast opposite John Abraham in Welcome 2. Indian Express (26 May 2013).
- Sonakshi Sinha opts out of John Abraham's Welcome 2. Indian Express (26 June 2013).
- . Bangalore Mirror( 12 Nov 2013).
- Asin's dad becomes deal breaker. Mid-day.com (24 August 2013).
- Jha, Subhash K. "Sonakshi bows out, its Shruti Haasan with John in Welcome Back". Bollywood Hungama.
- "Shraddha says no to John". Filmfare. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
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