Welcome Back (film)
|Directed by||Anees Bazmee|
F M Khan Swiss Entertainment Pvt Ltd
|Written by||Anees Bazmee|
Anand Raaj Anand
|Edited by||Steven Bernard|
Base Industries Group
Welcome Back is an upcoming indian comedy film, directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Firoz Nadiadwala and co produced by F M Khan Swiss Entertainment. It is a sequel to the 2007 film Welcome, featuring an ensemble cast that includes Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal reprising their roles from the prequel. John Abraham and Tamil film star Shruti Haasan are new additions to the cast.
Earlier expected to release in December 2014, then delayed May 29, 2015 due to distribution issues. However now the film is rumored to release on July 17, 2015.
- John Abraham as Sharad Gupta
- Shruti Hassan
- Nana Patekar as Uday Bhai/Uday Shetty
- Anil Kapoor as Majnu Bhai/Sagar Patil
- Paresh Rawal as Dr. Ghunghroo Seth
- Naseeruddin Shah
- Dimple Kapadia
- Shiney Ahuja
- Sakshi Maggo
Actors Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal and Anil Kapoor will reprise their roles from the prequel. However, in this film John Abraham is playing the lead role rather than Akshay Kumar, although he would be playing a different character. Katrina Kaif, who played the female lead in the original movie was also replaced by Sonakshi Sinha however she soon dropped out citing date issues. Following Sinha's exit from the film, Asin was selected to play the female lead, but due to date clashes she opted out and was replaced by Shruti Haasan. Debutante Sakshi Maggo from Delhi was given a role in the film. Sara Loren will perform an item song.
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. Anu Malik has sung a song in the film as said by him in a latest interview.
- 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.