Welcome’s name is included in one of the most successful Hindi film franchises that have raked in loads of money at the box-office. The first part of the series was released in 2007 and emerged as an instant hit at the cash counter. It was followed by a sequel Welcome Back in 2015, which also did pretty well at the ticket window.
To cash in on the huge popularity of the franchise among the audience, the producers have, reportedly, decided to roll out the third instalment of Welcome. Yes, if sources are to be believed, Welcome 3 is in the works at producer Firoz A Nadiadwala’s office.
While there is no information about the star cast of the film, we hear director Anees Bazmee, who helmed the first two instalments of the series, has been dropped as the director of Welcome 3. Getting into his shoes will be choreographer-turned-filmmaker Ahmed Khan who most recently helmed the Tiger Shroff starrer blockbuster, Baaghi 2 (2018).
“Ahmed is a brilliant choreographer who has been associated with both the Nadiadwalas (Sajid Nadiadwala and Firoz A Nadiadwala) before. As a director, his big-ticket film was Baaghi 2 and he had given two flops before —Lakeer (2007) and Fool N Final (2007) and Sajid’s belief in Ahmed for Baaghi 2 has translated into his success. Now the other Nadiadwala has also reinforced his trust in Ahmed for this film,” reveals a trade source.
Well, we are waiting for an official announcement.