Welcome to the Jungle: Why did Majnu Bhai and Uday Bhai leave 'Welcome 3'? Nana Patekar told the real reason

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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17 years ago, Akshay Kumar's film 'Welcome' was released, in which Anil Kapoor played the memorable role of Majnu Bhai and Nana Patekar played the role of Uday Shetty. Their comedy made the audience laugh a lot. Their dialogues are still famous and many memes are made. Both were also a part of 'Welcome 2' made in 2015, but now they will not be seen in the third installment of this franchise 'Welcome to the Jungle'. Now Nana Patekar has revealed about this. Nana Patekar revealed in an interview to Lallantop why he and Anil Kapoor are not a part of 'Welcome 3'. Nana credited director Anees Bazmee for the success of the 2007 cult comedy 'Welcome'. He recalled that initially he was confused about playing the character of 'Uday Bhai'

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'Uday Bhai's character is complete with Anil Kapoor'

73-year-old Nana Patekar further said, 'But it would not have been completed if Anil and I were not together. If Anil and I were together, only then 'Welcome' could have been made like this. If you remove me, he cannot make 'Welcome' alone.'

Nana said- there is no story in 'Welcome 3'

Nana recalled that 'Welcome Back' in 2015 was not a success and that was the reason he and Anil turned down 'Welcome 3' directed by Ahmed Khan. “We were approached, but we refused. There is no story. We did not enjoy it that much,” Nana said.

'Welcome 3' has an army of stars

Let us tell you that Welcome to the Jungle will be released on 27 December 2024. Farhad Samji has written the script and the film has an army of stars. It stars many stars including Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Akshay Kumar, Aftab Shivdasani, Arshad Warsi, Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Krishna Abhishek, Kiku Sharda, Mika Singh, Daler Mehndi, Rahul Dev, Mukesh Tiwari, Sharib Hashmi, Yashpal Sharma, Raveena Tandon, Lara Dutta, Jacqueline Fernandez, Disha Patani.

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