While its no news that 'Welcome Back' includes fresh Jodi with John Abraham and Shruti Haasan, besides previous cast Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal. But here's an interesting revelation, where producer Firoz A Nadiadwala announced that the sequel of his 2007 blockbuster also has an all-new added starcast which includes Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Shiney Ahuja and Ankita Srivastava.
Not only that, like its original film which released during Christmas season, 'Welcome Back' is also slated to release same time this year, i.e. December, 19th 2014.
Confirming the news, producer Firoz A Nadiadwala says, "Welcome had released during Christmas in 2007 and the family audience made it a huge success and we are making every effort to make Welcome Back a successful film as well. The characters from the film like Majnu and Uday and their dialogues are still fresh in everyone's mind and the sequel will be bigger and better than the prequel."
Helmed by director Anees Bazmee , who also directed the first instalment of the franchise, the out-and-out entertainer promises to have audiences laughing off their seats with signature dialogues, great performances, some never-seen-before locales and an amusing narrative that will have you hooked on.
Said the newest lead addition of the starcast, John Abraham, "I'm really excited to be part of this franchise and to be working alongside talented actors like Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal."
Talking about reprising his role as Majnu bhai said Anil Kapoor, "I enjoyed playing Majnu Bhai in Welcome because of its madness and fun, and the audience loved it too. I hope and pray that the audience enjoys Majnu Bhai even more this time."
Director Anees Bazmee stated, "Releasing the film on 19th makes sense as it is a Christmas week, which will guarantee maximum audience.It is a film that will have you laughing through the holidays."