Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi take the reins as Uday and Majnu in Welcome 3

In an exciting turn of events, the much-awaited comedy franchise, Welcome, is set to return with its third installment, Welcome 3. The franchise, known for its rib-tickling humor and unforgettable characters, is all set to introduce a new dynamic duo that will undoubtedly leave audiences in stitches. Replacing the iconic duo of Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor, the roles of Uday and Majnu will now be taken up by the ever-talented Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi, respectively. This exclusive casting news has fans eagerly anticipating the laughter riot that awaits them on the big screen.

The famous franchise, known for its memorable dialogues and numerous meme-worthy moments, featured the beloved characters Uday Shetty and Majnu Bhai portrayed by the talented Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor. These iconic characters graced the screen in “Welcome” (2007) and its sequel “Welcome Back” (2015). However, it appears that the duo might not reprise their roles in “Welcome 3.”


According to a report from Pinkvilla, producer Firoz Nadiadwala is considering rejuvenating the Welcome Franchise with “Welcome 3.” While Akshay Kumar is set to reprise his role as Rajiv, it seems that Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor might not be returning to portray their iconic characters Uday Shetty and Majnu Bhai.

The script for Welcome 3 has been finalized, and the filming is planned to begin next year, after Akshay Kumar completes shooting for Jolly LLB 3 and Housefull 5. However, both Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar won’t be reprising their roles in the movie due to financial disagreements with the producer.

The director of Welcome 3 has not been revealed yet. There are expectations that Suniel Shetty will make an appearance in the film.