Welcome 3: Sanjay Dutt did not have a fallout with Akshay Kumar, here’s the REAL reason why he quit months ago

Fans were overjoyed when Akshay Kumar declared the launch of the much-anticipated ‘Welcome To The Jungle’, the third movie in the Welcome series. In the reveal, Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi, familiar to fans as Munna and Circuit, stood beside Akshay, raising the excitement to new heights. However, the subsequent revelation that Sanju baba would not feature in the movie caused quite a storm. Although rumors swirled about a supposed rift with Akshay, the truth is that Sanjay left ‘Welcome 3’ a while ago, and his departure was due to health issues following his cancer fight, not any personal disagreements.

Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt pictured together in Welcome 3


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An insider explained, “Sanjay originally showed great zeal for the project, even starting to shoot. Regrettably, after just one day on set in Madh Island, he had to confront the unfortunate reality. He communicated to the director that his health, deteriorated by his cancer experience and the intensive treatment that followed, would prevent him from continuing. Despite the film’s comedic nature, the action sequences required of Sanjay’s character were more demanding than he expected, leading to his decision to bow out of the film.”


Sanjay Dutt, known for his role in ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, though details were kept private by his family. In August 2020, he disclosed his health struggles to the public, and later triumphantly announced his recovery from cancer. The insider added, “Arshad (Warsi) was looking forward to reuniting on-screen with his Munna Bhai co-star, but it wasn’t meant to be. Sanjay’s prompt communication of his departure paved the way for Suniel Shetty to step in. With filming nearing completion, it puzzles the film’s team why there’s negative speculation now, when these changes occurred months ago.”

‘Welcome 3’ features a star-studded lineup including Raveena Tandon, Lara Dutta Bhupati, Jacqueliene Fernandez, Disha Patani, Arshad Warsi, Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, and Krushna Abhishek. Directed by Ahmed Khan, the film is gearing up for a theatrical release this December.

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