Jackie Shroff joins the cast of Akshay Kumar starrer Welcome To The Jungle: Report

A couple of days ago, there were reports about Sanjay Dutt exiting the comic caper Welcome To The Jungle, led by Akshay Kumar, due to health issues. As the shoot continues in Mumbai, there is another update about this Ahmed Khan-directed adventure comedy. As per a report by PinkVilla, Firoz Nadiadwala and Ahmed Khan have roped in Jackie Shroff to play a key role in the film.”Jackie Shroff has been silently shooting for Welcome To The Jungle ever since Sanjay Dutt’s exit from the film. There is a twist in the tale for Welcome To The Jungle as the makers have reworked on the character traits and re-casted for some parts. While Suniel Shetty will now be playing the role which was initially written for Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff has come on board to play the part that Suniel Shetty had signed on for,” revealed a source close to the development.Both Suniel and Sanjay have a macho personality, and the makers have taken this as a well-informed move to ensure that the USP of the character remains intact. “The humour for Suniel’s character comes from his machoism. Jackie, on the other hand, shares a very exciting dynamic with the lead roles, and the film presents him in a completely new avatar. The casting change happened back in December, and Jackie has already shot considerably for his part in the film,” the source added.Welcome To The Jungle is touted to be the biggest comedy of 2024, as the makers have gathered an impressive ensemble cast. Directed by Ahmed Khan, the film is gearing up for a Christmas 2024 release and marks the return of Akshay Kumar to the Welcome franchise. If everything goes as planned, the film is expected to wrap up by the end of July. Apart from Akshay, Suniel, and Jackie, the film also stars Paresh Rawal, Disha Patani, Jacqueline Fernandez, Lara Dutta, Raveena Tandon, Rajpal Yadav, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor, Mika Singh, and Daler Mehndi in key roles.Also Read: Welcome To The Jungle wraps a power packed schedule in Mumbai with 200 horses for a ‘never-seen-before’ action sequence

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