While WELCOME will be Akshay Kumar's fourth massive comedy in 2007, the film is important to Anil Kapoor for a number of reasons as well.
While it is common knowledge that Anil 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 powerhouse actors were last seen playing adversaries in Vidhu Vinod Chopra's critically acclaimed, 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 Bazmee brought the two together as brothers in WELCOME after a gap of two decades. Remarks a source, "It was hard to bring Anil & Nana back together for WELCOME but it's all happened for the good. Their brilliant screen chemistry in the film has to be seen to be believed."
WELCOME releases worldwide on December 20, 2007. It is an Indian Films Release through Studio 18.