It seems like the year of sequels for Bobby Deol. The actor, who has at the cynosure of action-packed films, shuttling between Yamla Pagla Deewana – Phir Se and Race 3, has bagged the fourth installment of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull franchise.
Bobby will be joining Akshay Kumarand Riteish Deshmukh in Housefull 4, who have been the franchise regular so far. After Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, Bobby Deol disappeared from the film and reappeared only last year in Shreyas Talpade directorial, Poster Boy. The 49-year-old star has his kitty full of plum deals now howsoever!
Interestingly, Sajid Nadiadwala’s first film as a producer was with Dharmendra and he has worked with Sunny Deol, but, this will be for the first time that Sajid Nadiadwala is working with Bobby Deol. After the success of the three films in the Housefull franchise, the makers have opted for a theme of reincarnation this time.
“Housefull 4 revolves around the theme of reincarnation and is a laugh riot,” a source close to the development told Mumbai Mirror. “Sajid’s first film as a producer, the vendetta drama Zulm Ki Hukumat, in 1992, had featured Dharmendra and Govinda. Three years later, he worked with Sunny in the actionromance Jeet but this is the first time he will be partnering with Bobby. After the success of the first three Houseful films, the makers are keen to take the film to the next level and believe Bobby fits in perfectly,” the source further added.
Bobby Deol too confirmed the news to Mumbai Mirror. He is currently shooting in Abu Dhabi for Race 3. “I am really looking forward to collaborating with both the Sajids. I’ve always wanted to work with Sajid Nadiadwala and finally it’s happening. Akshay and I share a great rapport and it will be fun working with him again (the duo has shared screen space in four films, including Ajnabee, Dosti: Friends Forever, Ab Tumhare Hawale Waton Saathiyon and Thank You). Housefull 4 is a big franchise and I can’t wait for the film to start,” Bobby told Mirror.
Meanwhile, there were reports that Parineeti Chopra was approached for Housefull 4 but the actress quashed them all on Twitter.
Housefull 4 will be the first of its kind to give the audience a 3D experience in the comedy genre. The fourth sequel being one of the biggest comedy franchises today is being mounted on a huge scale. Set in two different eras, one will be the current times and the other will be like the Bahubali era, the film is projected to have a VFX budget of 75 crores.
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Housefull 4 will release on Diwali 2019.