who have heard the soundtrack from the film, Welcome know
that the lyrics of the title song is as follows, 'Welcome,
Welcome To The Party, Welcome....'
on watching the promos on television, one sees the inclusion
of the word 'Christmas': 'Welcome, Welcome to the Christmas
It was Akshay Kumar's idea to orientate the fun-filled number
towards the Christmas season when this film is appropriately
this was discussed with director Aneez Bazmee and producer
Firoz Nadiadwala, Wajid was asked to come in and make the
minor addition of Christmas, which has been retained for the
film's on-air promotion and in the final print as well.
Coincidentally, the song, Insha Allah in the film has also
released on satellite television before Eid.
Akshay: "Welcome is a film about fun, frolic and laughter.
It's a film about celebration and we agreed that it would
be nice to incorporate the Christmas angle in the title track
to make it even more topical and relevant to the festive season."
suite is the poshest and most expensive in the hotel. The senior
Khan, extremely touched by their gesture, invited the entire
unit of the film, including Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, to
his suite for drinks and merry-making the night before the shoot
Also, while shooting for the film in Dubai, Anil Kapoor and
Nana Patekar decided to surprise Feroz Khan, the most senior
actor in the unit of Welcome, by booking him The Grand Suite
at the hotel they were staying.
The family vibe on the set most certainly appears to have translated
into the film's sparkling promos!
Welcome releases in the UK cinemas on 20 December by Studio
18, the distributor based in London.
feed by Manish Gajjar
BBC Bollywood Correspondent