Nana Patekar: ‘They think we are too old’, Nana Patekar’s two comments on not being in ‘Welcome to the Jungle’

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 12: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been digitally retouched) Nana Patekar poses during a portrait session on day three of the 11th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 12, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for DIFF)

Ever since they announced ‘Welcome 3,’ folks have been eagerly awaiting news about the cast. Fans were especially excited to see the dynamic duo of Uday and Majnu back on the big screen. However, there was quite a surprise when they disclosed that this time, Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor wouldn’t be part of the movie. This news left everyone stunned. Recently, Nana, who portrayed Uday Shetty in ‘Welcome,’ shared his thoughts on the matter.

They think I am old…

Nana Patekar is all set to make a comeback on the big screen with Vivek Agnihotri’sThe Vaccine War‘. During the trailer launch event for the new movie ‘Welcome to the Jungle. ‘ Nana surprised everyone by revealing that he wasn’t approached for this third installment of the ‘Welcome’ series. In a light-hearted moment, Nana humorously mentioned, “I’m not part of that one; perhaps they believe we’re getting too old for it.” He playfully pointed towards director Vivek Agnihotri, seated next to him on the stage, saying, “He didn’t consider me that old, which is why he cast me in his film.” It’s that simple.’ Also read

Nana Patekar spoke on his comeback

Nana Patekar also spoke openly about his comeback in this event and said, ‘The industry was never closed for me. The industry never closes its doors for you. If you want to do a good job, they’ll come to you and ask you. The choice is yours to make – it’s about deciding if you can and want to do it. This might just be my one shot at it. Opportunities are out there for everyone; the key is whether you choose to seize them or not.”

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Nana Patekar will be seen in ‘The Vaccine War’

Nana Patekar is set to take the lead in Vivek Agnihotri’s forthcoming movie, ‘The Vaccine War.’ This film delves into India’s pivotal role in the global race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine during the pandemic. Joining Nana Patekar in this project are acclaimed actors like Anupam Kher, Saptami Gowda, Pallavi Joshi, Raima Sen, and Nivedita Bhattacharya. Mark your calendars for the big screen release on September 28, 2023.

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