The release date of Anees Bazmee’s Welcome Back is fixed on December 19, 2014. The sequel to the comic hit, Welcome, released in 2007, has John Abraham and Shruti Haasan as the lead stars. Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Ankita Srivastava, Shiney Ahuja, and Dimple Kapadia are the other stars in the film produced by Firoz A Nadiadwala.
The producer has said that since Welcome was released during Christmas, and given a big welcome by the family audiences, the date has proven lucky for the unit and they are trying to bring back the magic again. He also added that the Christmas week had always been good on films generally, and it ensured good audience turn up.
With the year’s most anticipated film Aamir Khan’s film P.K, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, also scheduled to release during Christmas, the director had been worried about a probable clash in dates.
But now with ‘Welcome Back’ scheduled to release a week before Christmas, the makers are hoping that the clash is avoided and they get one open week at the box office.
However, both the makers of P.K and the third Christmas release Bombay Velvet are yet to announce a date for their film. What this means is, P.K could well release on December 19th, just like Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom 3 which released on December 20 last year