Akshay Kumar unveils hilarious Welcome to the Jungle teaser

By: Priyal Joshi

Akshay Kumar revealed the Welcome 3 announcement teaser, Welcome To The Jungle, on Saturday in honor of his 56th birthday. On the occasion of his birthday on Saturday, Akshay Kumar gave himself and his fans a unique present, and it’s none other than the hilarious Welcome 3 trailer. The film is officially titled Welcome to the Jungle and stars a massive ensemble cast including Raveena Tandon, Disha Patani, Jacqueline Fernandez, Lara Dutta, Suniel Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, Paresh Rawal, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Rajpal Yadav, Johny Lever, Kiku Sharda, Krushna Abhishek, Rahul Dev and singers-brothers Daler Mehndi and Mika Singh.

Sharing the promo on Instagram, Akshay wrote, “Khud ko aur aap sab ko ek birthday gift diya hai aaj (I have given a gift to you and myself on my birthday today). If you like it and say thanks, I’d say Welcome(3) #WelcomeToTheJungle. In cinemas, Christmas – 20th December, 2024. #Welcome3. Produced by #JyotiDeshpande. Produced by #FirozANadiadwallah. Directed by @khan_ahmedasas @officialjiostudios @baseindustries_group.”

The opening of the video shows the complete star cast lined up in three rows with their weapons while dressed in military garb. They all make an effort to sing the iconic Welcome song. Disha Patani even adds a unique touch by giving it additional weight with her vocal prowess. Tunak Tunak Tun is sung by Daler Mehndi and Mika until Arshad Warsi tells them to stop, ruining the moment. When asked why people ruin each other’s music, Sanjay Dutt responds, “Paaji khud ka gana theek se gaate nahi ho ek dusre ka gana kyu kharab karte ho.” Even going so far as to inquire, “Kaun leke aaya yaar inhe (who brought them here)?” a young girl responds that it’s called acapella when the questioner inquires as to what that individual is who creates an instrument’s sound. Disha finally tries to act clever by adding her own music as they start to sing once more, but Akshay quickly silences her by questioning if it’s a solo or a group performance.

The promo also confirms that the film will release on December 20, 2024 and will be directed by Ahmed Khan. Talking about the film, Arshad Warsi had told Hindustan Times in July, “The scale of Welcome 3: the cost, the climax, is unreal. It is an insanely larger-than-life theatrical film which I will be a part of. It has me, Akshay Kumar, Sanju (Sanjay Dutt), Paresh Rawal and lots of other people.”