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. The third to be directed by Khan who also directed the first two installments. Nadiadwala claimed that the film will be the highest budgeted Indian comedy film. The film is slated for a Diwali 2019 release.
|Directed by||Farhad Samji|
|Produced by||Sajid Nadiadwala|
|Story by||Sonu Nadiawala|
|Music by||Sohail Sen|
|Edited by||Dipika Kalra|
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
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.
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