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Eros International to release ‘Welcome Back’ in UK cinemas on 4th September

Cast of Welcome BackA. A. Nadiadwala and Eros International present Base Industries Group’s ‘Welcome Back’ which is the sequel to the 2007 blockbuster Welcome. The sequel is produced by Firoz A Nadiadwallah.

Helmed by director Anees Bazmee ,who also directed the first instalment of the franchise, the out-and-out entertainer stars John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Shiney Ahuja and Ankita Srivastava.

The film is set to release in UK cinemas through Eros International on 4th September 2015. 

Synopsis:

Anil Kapoor & Nana PatekarUday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu bhai (Anil Kapoor) the protagonists from the film “Welcome” have left the underworld, and are now big businessmen. Two women, Chandni (Ankita Srivastava) and Maharani (Dimple Kapadia) posing as princess and Queen of Nazafgardh, enter their life;Chandni (Ankita Srivastava) is the new lady love in Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu’s(Anil Kapoor) life and both the friends’ dream of tying the knot with her at the earliest. However Appa – Uday’s father (Nana Patekar), plays spoilsport by bringing another daughter Ranjana (Shruti Haasan) from his third marriage.

He tells Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) to get her married to someone from a good family. Maharani (Dimple Kapadia) puts a condition that only after their sister is married Chandni (Ankita Srivastava) will marry one of them. Now a search to find a suitable boy for their sister Ranjana (Shruti Haasan) starts .An idea strikesan and they think of Dr. Ghungroo (Paresh Raval)who may have a far off relative from his extended family since they are already familiar with his credentials.  As fate would have it, the day Dr. Ghungroo (Paresh Raval) wife Supriya confesses to her husband about Ajay (John Abraham), her grown up son, from a past marriage of his wife.

This comes as shocking news to Dr. Ghungroo (Paresh Raval). UdayShetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu(Anil Kapoor) when they come to know about Dr. Ghungroo(Paresh Raval) son he feel themselves the most happiest as there could be no good family than Dr. Ghungroo’s (Paresh Raval).Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar)& Majnu(Anil Kapoor) fix their marriage, thinking Ajay (John Abraham) to be a decent boy. However they don’t know that Ajay (John Abraham) is a street smart guy and a known Bhai in Mumbai. Dr. Ghungroo (Paresh Raval) is shocked, and fears that if Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu (Anil Kapoor) come to know about the truth of Ajay (John Abraham) being a bhai. They shall break Dr. Ghungroo’s (Paresh Raval) bones.

Find out what happens next in cinemas on 4th September 2015.

Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Anees Bazmee and Firoz A Nadiadwallah

 

Ankita Shrivastav and Anil Kapoor

 

John Abraham and Shruti Haasan

 

Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Nasseruddin Shah

 

 

 

John Abraham shoots for ‘Welcome Back’ despite injury

Welcome Back 2Though Welcome Back is in theory a comic entertainer, shooting for the film turned out to be quite challenging for lead John Abraham who ended up injuring himself quite often.

Having sprained his back while riding a Hummer in the desserts in Dubai, the actor then injured himself while filming a action sequence which involved him breaking glass, a crucial scene in the film just before the interval.

John ended up hurting his hand with several cuts and bruises and a doctor was immediately summoned on the sets to tend to his injury.

Director Anees Bazmee said “I asked him to take a break and then shoot but, John decided to conceal his bruises with make-up and continued shooting for the scene.”

Action Director, Abaas Ali Moghal says he had warned John that its a dangerous act but he insisted to do the act because the scene was so intense. He wanted to look natural because the scene is important to hold back the audience for the 2nd half of the movie.

 

‘Welcome Back’ to release in December 2014

Welcome BackThe team of Welcome is back as the film is scheduled to release on 19th December 2014.

Producer Firoz A Nadiadwala recently announced Welcome Back,the sequel of his 2007 blockbuster, with an all-new star cast including John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Shiney Ahuja and Ankita Srivastava.

Helmed by director Anees Bazmee, who also directed the first installment 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.

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.”

Says the newest lead addition of the star cast, 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 says 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 says, “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.”

Produced by Firoz A Nadiadwala, Welcome Back directed by Anees Bazmee is scheduled to release 19th December 2014.

Shruti Haasan’s ‘Welcome Back’ Surprise

Shruthi HassanBollywood actress Shruti Haasan, who made everyone sit up and notice her acting chops in D Day, may surprise her Hindi film fans with her role in the masala film’Welcome Back but those who have been watching Shruti do the commercial song and dance routine with enthusiasm in south are not at all surprised.

Shruti who has learnt dancing since childhood finds dancing one of the most enjoyable part of acting in a film.

This is the first time Shruti is playing a very conventional Hindi film heroine in a big production and had earlier played a Pakistani prostitute in D Day or a sweet innocent girl in Ramaiya Vastavaiya.