“Good morning. Will be looking forward to your reaction to the Welcome 2 Karachi trailer.” tweeted an excited Arshad Warsi early morning today.
However, Jackky Bhagnani too, took on to Twitter minutes before the trailer launch and wrote, “Just thirty minutes to go to Welcome 2 Karachi trailer launch! Excited and Nervous.”
The trailer documents the comic trials and tribulations of Arshad and Jackky as they try to navigate their way around Karachi without the requisite documents.
Welcome 2 Karachi is all about two Indians, who in a bid to go to America, land up in Karachi. Jackky aspires to go to America and Arshad decides to help him fulfill his dream. However, the two end up in Karachi without their passports.
Amidst the chaos of Taliban and trying to find their way back to India, the two characters create quite a ruckus.
Set in Karachi, the film has been shot in different parts of the UK, namely Wales, Birmingham and Bradford. Although these places can not replicate Karachi and give it the same look and feel, the sets have been made to resemble Karachi as closely as possible.
Funnily enough, it was not all smooth sailing for the production team as during the shoot in Wales the lead actors were mistaken as Taliban due to which Scotland Yard halted the production and then if this was not enough, there was the case of the stolen airport set from Birmingham which was stolen by truck loaders and had forced the producer to pause production.
We are very sure that Jackky Bhagnani will surprise you with this one and will finally find a footing in Bollywood.
Welcome 2 Karachi is being produced by Vashu Bhagnani and directed by Ashish R. Mohan.
Apart from Arshad Warsi and Jackky Bhagnani the film stars Lauren Gottlieb, Ayub Khoso, Adnan Shah and Imran Hasnee.
The film is set for a May 21, 2015 release.
WATCH THE TRAILER:
It's hilarious, it has a brilliant actor Arshad Warsi and it has a surprise package in Jackky Bhagnani; well, we are talking about Welcome 2 Karachi, ...2.5