Three's a crowd at box office this Christmas

Feb 19, 2014, 09:03 IST | Bharati Dubey

John Abraham’s film 'Welcome Back' is set to release on Christmas along with 'Peekay' and 'Bombay Velvet'

The Bollywood lineup for Christmas this year just got more crowded. Word has it that John Abraham’s film, 'Welcome Back', has also jumped on the December 25 bandwagon, joining the likes of 'Peekay' and 'Bombay Velvet'.

Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan and John Abrahm
Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan and John Abrahm

When contacted, producer Firoz Nadiadwala confirmed the news. “'Welcome Back' is releasing on Christmas — that’s all I can say. I don’t know about other films,” he said.

'Welcome Back' is the sequel to 'Welcome' that was made in 2007. The film stars John, Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor in lead roles. It maybe recalled here that 'Bombay Velvet' was the first film to announce its Christmas release earlier this year.

Then came the announcement that Aamir Khan’s film, 'Peekay', will release on the same day; this film was initially slated to release in June. It is said that Aaamir chose a Christmas release as he believes it to be lucky for him (his last release, 'Dhoom 3', broke records at the box office).

With 'Welcome Back' joining the fray, one will have to wait and watch to find out who will come out tops in this battle.

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