Producer Sajid Nadiadwala celebrated the spectacular success of Housefull 4 by announcing the fifth part of the franchise. However, movie mogul has rejected all overtures from director Sajid Khan to make a comeback.
Khan had directed the first Housefull film in 2010 and then its sequel in 2012. But brothers Farhad and Sajid Samji directed Housefull 3 after Nadiadwala had a falling out with Sajid Khan. Then, Sajid Khan was brought in again to direct Housefull 4, but fired from the job after a string of #MeToo accusations against him popped up. According to reliable sources, Khan has been trying to convince Nadiadwala to let him return to direct Housefull 5, but the offer has been politely rejected. Says a source close to the development, “Considering his close relations with Sajid Khan’s sister Farah Khan, Nadiadwala may have reconsidered the decision to sack Sajid Khan if Akshay Kumar, who plays the lead in the Housefull franchise and is Nadiadwala’s neighbour and buddy, allowed it. But Akshay won’t work with Sajid. Sajid Khan won’t return to direct Housefull 5.”