We all loved Welcome, that bizarre yet boisterous comedy from 2007! Eight years later came its sequel, Welcome Back, and it may not have managed to re-create the hysterical and hilarious narrative of the first part but did tickle our funny bones on quite a few occasions. And now get ready for Welcome 3, but there’s a twist in the tale. The man who helmed the first two films in the franchise won’t be going behind the camera for the third film. Yes, Anees Bazmee is no longer associated with the series and Baaghi 2’s Ahmed Khan has been roped in as the director by producer Firoz Nadiadwala.
A source stated, “The Welcome franchise that has already seen two films release has become quite a success. While the previous two films viz. Welcome and Welcome Back that hit screens in 2007 and 2015 respectively were directed by Anees Bazmee, producer Firoz Nadiadwala has now decided to rope in Ahmed for the third part.” The source also clarifies why Bazmee isn’t directing the third film, “The first two films in the series were comedies, but the third instalment is likely to have both comedy and action in equal proportions. Now Anees who has directed the first two is adept at comedies, but with Welcome 3 also featuring action, the makers decided to rope in Ahmed Khan since he better suits the bill.”
The film will be tentatively titled Welcome To The Jungle and Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal are likely to reprise their respective roles.
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