Housefull 4 is an upcoming Indian comedy film directed by Farhad Samji, and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. The film is the fourth installment of Housefull franchise. The film was third to be directed by Sajid Khan who also directed the first two installments but was replaced by Farhad Samji. Nadiadwala claimed that the film will be the highest budgeted Indian comedy film.
Encouraged by the success of the first three films of the Housefull franchise and comedies at the box office this year, producer Sajid Nadiadwala did not tighten his purse strings when it came to Housefull 4. Deccan Chronicle reports that the film has the biggest budget for a comedy film in Bollywood.The film is slated for a 2019 Diwali release.
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The film boasts a huge starcast Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, both the Kritis Sanon and Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde, Rana Daggubati, Amanda Rosario apart from Boman Irani and Nawazuddin Siddiqui among a host of others. There has been a change of director from Sajid Khan to Farhad Samji and both of them have been paid. Sajid Khan was replaced after the MeToo controversy as was actor Nana Patekar who was also paid a trade source informed the newspaper.
Director Sajid Khan was originally scheduled to direct the film; in October 2018, in the wake of the ongoing “Me Too” movement in India, Khan was accused by actresses Saloni Chopra, Rachel White and journalist Kma Upadhyay of sexual assault and misconduct. Following the accusations, Khan tweeted that he would step down as director, while lead actor Akshay Kumar tweeted that he was cancelling shooting for the film and that he would not work with the accused until the investigation was complete.
Later on, Nana Patekar too left the production in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment by Tanushree Dutta. However, later on, he was given clean chit by investigation agencies and now it is to be looked whether he will be called again for the movie since he was removed from the movie only because he was accused.Farhad Samji who co directed Housefull 3 has replaced Sajid Khan as the director