Sanjay Dutt exits Akshay Kumar’s Welcome To The Jungle due to this reason? | Bollywood

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has recently parted ways with the awaited film ‘Welcome To The Jungle,’ starring Akshay Kumar. As per Pinkvilla’s reports, Sanjay’s exit is due to health issues. Sources indicate that Dutt had commenced shooting at Madh Island, Mumbai, but only completed a single day on set. Also read | Nana Patekar discusses his absence in ‘Welcome To The Jungle’: ‘We have become quite old’

Last year marked 16 years of ‘Welcome,’ and Akshay Kumar commemorated by hinting at Sanjay Dutt’s inclusion in the sequel.

Explaining Sanjay Dutt’s Withdrawal from ‘Welcome To The Jungle’

The film, ‘Welcome To The Jungle,’ is set to be the third part of the acclaimed Welcome series. Despite initial reports suggesting that Sanjay Dutt had been on set for 15 days, Pinkvilla clarified that it was in fact only a single day. The source further explained that due to the physically demanding role, which involved intensive action sequences, Dutt opted out in light of his health challenges.

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Further Insights into ‘Welcome To The Jungle’

With an official announcement in 2023, ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ boasts an impressive cast. In an engaging announcement clip, the cast is showcased in an a cappella performance, teasing the comedic element of the movie. The star-studded ensemble includes celebrities such as Disha Patani, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arshad Warsi, Suniel Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Paresh Rawal, Lara Dutta, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Kiku Sharda, Daler Mehndi, and Mika Singh.

Anticipated for a December 2024 release, ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ is under the guidance of director Ahmed Khan and produced by Jyoti Deshpande and Firoz A Nadiadwallah. 

In a nod to the series’ continuity and homage to its past, Akshay shared a social media post in December 2023, warmly announcing Sanjay Dutt’s casting in the upcoming film. The post showcased behind-the-scenes footage with Akshay on horseback and Sanjay on a motorcycle. Akshay’s caption celebrated the serendipity of commemorating 16 years of ‘Welcome’ while creating its latest installment. He expressed enthusiasm over Sanjay’s arrival, asking fans for their thoughts.

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