In 2007, the comedic film “Welcome” was released, which was well received by the audience. After that, in 2015, the sequel to the film “Welcome Back” was released. Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar played the roles of “Majnu” and “Uday” in the film and this couple won a special place in the hearts of the audience.
Akshay Kumar also starred in 2007’s Welcome, but he did not appear in Welcome Back and was replaced by John Abraham. At the same time, Welcome 3 is ready to rock and once again Akshay Kumar will be in the film, but this time the couple Majnu and Uday will not be in the cast.
The follow-up film to Welcome is titled Welcome to the Jungle. The film is slated to hit theaters around Christmas 2024. This time Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar will not appear in the film as both have been replaced. According to Bollywood Hungama’s report, Anil Kapoor asked for a hefty fee of 18 crores rupees for the role of Majnu, after which he was replaced and his role is now played by Arshad Warsi.
We tell you that people liked Nana Patekar in the role of Uday in the movie. But this time he will also be absent from the film. In his place, Sanjay Dutt will appear in Welcome to the Jungle. According to information from sources, Anil felt that “Welcome” would not be possible without Majnu and the film would become a hit with the return of Akshay Kumar. He felt that the film would bring in no less than 300 crores and therefore he was entitled to such a fee.
The source also reported that when filmmaker Firoz Nadiadwala refused to pay Anil Kapoor his fee, he withdrew himself from the film’s franchise.