John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Anees Bazmee
The 2007 hit comedy had Akshay playing the innocent guy who falls in love with underworld don Uday Shetty's (Nana Patekar) sister Sanjana, essayed by Katrina Kaif.
"John is playing the lead in Welcome Back. But he (John) is not stepping into Akshay's role. We have created a new role," director Anees Bazmee said.