Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 4 is turning out to be the most expensive comedy film to be ever made in Bollywood.
Audience love the Housefull franchise, and with every film, the franchise is drawing more actors to it, and add to it the cost of shooting in foreign locations, the cost of the project shoots up.
After the success of its first three films, fans are eagerly awaiting for the fourth movie from the franchise.
And this time the budget is even higher’ producer Sajid Nadiadwala has generously loosened his purse strings to make Housefull 4. In fact, Houseful 4 is turning out to be the most expensive film (for a comedy film) in Bollywood.
Here’s the star cast of the movie: Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde, Rana Daggubati, Amanda Rosario, Boman Irani, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Chunky Pandey and more artistes.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be making a special apperance in the movie; he will play a baba (exorcist) and make a special appearance in a song with all the six actors and around 500 back-up dancers.
So their remuneration is going to be a big part of the expense.
Besides, there has been a change of director from Sajid Khan to Farhad Samji, and even Nana Patekar was replaced (both were replaced after the #MeToo controversy).
Both Sajid Khan and Nana Patekar were paid, says an insider.
However, there is another reason why the expenses have escalated.
“It is a period comedy…something that we are doing for the first time. The look, clothes and scale of the film are done on a different level. That’s the challenge,” says director Farhad Samji.
That explains the escalation in the budgets.
Housefull 4 is a reincarnation comedy, where the narrative changes from ‘Baahubali-era’ to the present day. So the film required two cinematographers two capture the two eras, then there are seven music composers who are providing the music for the film. Then there are multiple locations where the film was shot.
All these factors have made Housefull 4 the most expensive comedy film till now to come from Bollywood.
Like all the fans, we are also eagerly awaiting its release. Housefull 4 is scheduled for release on Diwali this year.