Mumbai: Actor John Abraham feels lucky to make a comeback on the big screen after two years with Anees Bazmee's upcoming multi-starrer comedy “Welcome Back”.
John was last seen in his 2013 home production “Madras Cafe” and will be now seen essaying the role of ‘Ajju Bhai' in “Welcome Back”, a sequel to 2007 hit “Welcome”.
He has replaced actor Akshay Kumar from the original, while Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal have reprised their roles in the movie.
“Dhoom 3″ star Katrina Kaif, who romanced Akshay in the first film, is not a part of the sequel. Actress Shruti Haasan is the addition to the new film.
“I am a big fan of Anees' films. I feel fortunate to be launched after two years.. after ‘Madras Cafe' with this film,” the 42-year-old actor told reporters at a song launch of “Welcome Back” here.
“Everyone in this film is lucky for me. I did ‘Taxi No. 9211′ with Nana (Patekar), ‘Shootout at Wadala' with Anil Kapoor and have a hit song ‘Tu Mera Hero' with Mika (singer),” John told reporters at a song launch of “Welcome Back” here.
It was reported that he was unhappy with the first trailer of “Welcome Back” as the focus was more on Anil and Nana, who played lovable goons ‘Uday bhai' and ‘Majnu bhai' in “Welcome”.
John denied the rumour and said he was happy with the first look of the film.
The film, which is scheduled for a worldwide release on 4 September, also stars Nasseruddin Shah and Dimple Kapadia.