Bollywood has produced a very low number of comic-capers which did not only succeed in tickling the funny bones of the audience but, at the same time, also left the producer laughing all the way to the bank. However, producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Housefull’ (2010) series belongs to a different league altogether. The franchise has seen the release of three films so far and each one of them turned out to be a bigger hit than its predecessor. Taking the franchise forward, Sajid Nadiadwala is now returning with the fourth instalment, titled ‘Housefull 4’.
‘Housefull 4’ is going to be the biggest film of all, not just in terms of budget spent on its making, but canvas wise also. If you have been a fan of the franchise, you know that previous three parts were predominantly shot in London. But ‘Housefull 4’ will also be shot in Rajasthan, apart from London. In fact, a major part of the movie will be canned in the desert city.
The film begins its production in mid-July in London. After wrapping up the first schedule in London, the cast, which includes the likes of Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde, and Kriti Kharbanda, will head to Rajasthan for the second schedule.
“The first schedule is of 25 days and kicks off in mid-July followed by the team moving to Rajasthan to shoot the past-life portions in a month-long schedule. The actors will be seen in a rustic look that is being planned in great detail. The flashbacks are set in a time when India was ruled by kings. A grand set is also being built in Mumbai for the last schedule,” reveals a source close to Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, the production house bankrolling the project.
The source also adds that veteran actor Ranjeet, who has been referenced in the previous films of the series, might come onboard for a special cameo. Boman Irani is also in talks for a brief appearance. The makers are planning to complete the film by November, so there will be no gap between the London and Rajasthan schedules.
To be helmed by Sajid Khan, ‘Housefull 4’ is being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala in association with Fox Star Studios. The film is scheduled to release on Diwali, 2019.