MUMBAI: While Welcome will be Akshay Kumar’s fourth comedy in 2007, the film is important to Anil Kapoor for a number of reasons as well.
While it is common knowledge that Kapoor and Feroz Khan have reunited on screen after 21 years in Welcome (their last outing being Jaanbaaz), it is also true that this is also Anil’s first film with Nana Patekar after 19 years.
The two actors were last seen playing adversaries in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Parinda, which released in 1989. There was talk of a problem between the two on the sets of Parinda after which they reportedly refused to feature together in a number of projects that were offered to them.
Producer Firoz Nadiadwala and director Aneez Bazmi brought the two together as brothers in Welcome after a gap of two decades.
Welcome releases worldwide on 20 December, 2007.