John, Anil, Nana to star in 'Welcome 3', 'Welcome 4'
(Sourced from PTI)
Bollywood actors John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, and Nana Patekar are set to star in the third and fourth installments of the Welcome franchise and the makers have already started working on the projects. The 2007 comedy film Welcome, directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Firoz A Nadiadwala had Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Feroz Khan, Kapoor, Patekar, Rawal and Mallika Sherawat.
The first Welcome was a blockbuster with box office collection crossing Rs. 70 crore. The makers brought Welcome Back in 2015 with John Abraham which also earned around Rs. 96 crore at box office. The sequel saw Kapoor and Patekar reprising their roles of underworld dons - Majnu and Uday. "We are planning to do Welcome 3 and Welcome 4 back-to-back," said sources.
Sources close to the filmmakers said that the shooting will start soon and the actors (John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, and Nana Patekar) will remain the same. While the first two parts were helmed by Bazmee, the third one will be directed by Ahmed Khan. The producers are planning to release the third part in 2020 and the fourth one in 2021.
"This time we'll have fun and stylised action, like how it was in Mission Impossible series. So, there'll be laughter and action both," the source said, adding this is the first time that they will incorporate action in Welcome series. Shooting for the third installment will commence this year abroad. Shooting for Welcome 4 will start two months post the completion of Welcome 3.