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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 the Housefull series,[1][2] and the third to be directed by Khan who also directed the first two installments.[3] Nadiadwala claimed that the film will be the highest budgeted Indian comedy film.[4][5][6] The release is slated for Diwali 2019.[7]

Housefull 4
Directed by Farhad Samji
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala
Screenplay by Sajid Khan
Story by Sajid Khan
Starring Akshay Kumar
Riteish Deshmukh
Bobby Deol
Boman Irani
Pooja Hegde
Kriti Kharbanda
Kriti Sanon
Music by Sohail Sen
Production
company
Distributed by Fox Star Studios
Release date
25th October 2019
Country India
Language Hindi

CastEdit

ControversiesEdit

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 Karishma Upadhyay of sexual assault and misconduct.[9] 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.[10] Later on, Nana Patekar too left the production in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment by Tanushree Dutta.[11]

Farhad Samji, who co-directed Housefull 3 has replaced Sajid Khan as the director.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Akshay Kumar and his gang to return with Housefull 4 on Diwali 2019". Indian Express. 27 October 2017. Archived from the original on 27 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  2. ^ "'Housefull' Team Announces 4th Incarnation Of The Hit Comedy Franchise". Forbes. Archived from the original on 27 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Housefull 4 to be released on Diwali 2019, will be directed by Sajid Khan". Business Today. Archived from the original on 27 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Housefull 4: After 'Judwaa 2', 'Baaghi 2' Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios join forces again". Zee News. 25 April 2018. Archived from the original on 25 April 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Bobby Deol Excited To Reunite With Akshay Kumar For Housefull 4". News 18. 13 March 2018. Archived from the original on 27 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Kriti Sanon to Shoot for Housefull 4 With Akshay Kumar". Times Of India. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  7. ^ "'Housefull 4': All you need to know about the film". m.timesofindia.com. Archived from the original on 18 July 2018. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Sharad Kelkar joins the cast of 'Housefull 4' - Times of India". timesofindia.com. Archived from the original on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  9. ^ "He asked me to touch his genitals': Sajid Khan accused by 3 of sexual assault, misconduct". TheNewsMinute. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  10. ^ Goyal, Samarth (12 October 2018). "Akshay Kumar cancels shoot of Housefull 4 after #MeToo allegations against Sajid Khan, Nana Patekar". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  11. ^ Shaikh, Samina (12 October 2018). "#MeToo: EXCLUSIVE! Nana Patekar steps out of 'Housefull 4'". Times of India. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Sajid Khan replaced by Farhad Samji as Housefull 4 director after sexual harassment accusations". Hindustan Times. 13 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.