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Sorry, No Sonakshi Sinha In Housefull 4

Sonakshi Sinha

It could be  the case  of the marketing team on overdrive. But  producer Sajid  Nadiadwala wonders where  the  talk  of Sonakshi Sinha being part  of Housefull 4 started.

“I haven’t even  met  her, let alone offer her a role,” says Nadiadwala incredulously.

 This faux-casting brings into the limelight the whole culture of throwing names into the casting net for no rhyme or reason. Many  big project have random actors’ names being unnecessarily attached  by their PR/marketing team.

At the moment Sonakshi Sinha with  a strings of duds behind her might feel  the  need to be associated with a  big project  like Housefull 4. But here is  the thing : it will star exactly  the  actors from  the  three early  Housefull films, no more no  less.

Says Nadiadwala,“Yes, that’s right we intend  to  bring back the  entire cast  from  the the  earlier Housefull films. Of course Jia Khan is no longer with  us. God bless her soul. But all the rest are on.”

The idea  for Housefull 4 came to Nadiadwala in  a flash. “I just thought we’ve seen  so  many serious intense romantic films on the theme of reincarnation , you know Madhumati,Karz etc…Why not a funny take on punar-janam? That was my idea. I  shared it with my story writers. I thought they would take at  least a year or two to crack it . But they came up with a  terrific plot within no time. So yeah  , here we are all set to do a riproaring take on reincarnation.”

This time Sajid Nadiadwala has brought back Sajid Khan to direct. The two  had a fall-out after the first two Housefull films and  third segment  of the franchise was  directed by Sajid-Farhad.

Nadiadwala believes in letting bygones be  bygones. “We are looking ahead at  making the most expensive comedy ever to come from our production house. Housefull 4 will be set in two time zones. One will be in the current times. The  other will be set in Baahubali era where all the characters will get into costumes.”

That’s a cool thought to hold on  to until Diwali 2019 when the  film will release.

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