Talking to media persons Shiney revealed that ` Welcome Back happened just like that. Shahid from Anees bhai’s (director Anees Bazmee) office came over to me and told that he wanted me to do his film and suggested that I meet him. We drove down to Firoz’s (producer Firoz Nadiadwala) house where I met both him and Anees. A few years ago, my life had changed in just two hours. It changed again, in two hours. Anees and Firoz have brought happiness back into my life.`
He further revealed, `Anil Kapoor and I were on the same flight. He hugged me and said, “Welcome back, listen, you gotta rock now. You need to start concentrating on your acting again.” In Dubai, John Abraham and Nana Patekar have been friendly, and Naseeruddin Shah hugged me so tightly that it said it all. Anees too is very encouraging. Everyone can’t be demonstrative, but they are all trying to make me feel at home.
The actor dislosed, that his wife was not accompanying him in Dubai but she will be joining him here for a few days. She is overjoyed. When he called her from Firoz’s house and gave her the good news, she called up his dad in Delhi and he started crying on the phone. He even broke down when he was about to take his flight to Dubai. He believes these guys had concealed their emotions. It made me realise how important it was for them to see me go back to work. Sitting home jobless was tough for me too, very tough.