“There would be no Housefull series without Akshay Kumar,” says ultra-successful producer Sajid Nadiadwala, whose films have a way of turning into goldmines. Many film critics roundly condemned Housefull 4, and Nadiadwala kept quiet. Today, it is not only being counted as one of the highest-grossing films of the year, but also among the largest money spinners of Akshay Kumar’s career.
In an informal conversation, the producer explains that the actor has been super involved.
“He was constantly working on his character, improvising his lines. He had a ball playing the evil Bala. He was a hundred percent there. We cannot have a Housefull film without him. It’s impossible.”
The fifth part of the Housefull brand is already being planned. However, reports that the ever-ambitious Nadiadwala plans to cast all the actors from all the past four films in Housefull 5 is just speculative.
“We are yet to script Housefull 5. We hope to crack that soon. Only then will the casting be decided. But yes, Akshay Kumar and Ritesh Deshmukh are the core cast of Housefull and they will continue as such,” he concludes....