Housefull 4 will now be the biggest budgeted comedy film to come out to Bollywood, when it releases in October this year.
Ordinarily, comedy films are not as big budgeted as action films because of the VFX, but with films like Golmaal Again and Total Dhamaal grossing very good numbers, producer Sajid Nadiadwala has pumped in a lot of money into the fourth part of Housefull.
“The film boasts a huge starcast — Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, both the Kritis – Sanon and Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde, Rana Daggubati, Amanda Rosario apart from Boman Irani and Nawazuddin Siddiqui among a host of others. There has been a change of director from Sajid Khan to Farhad Samji and both of them have been paid. Sajid Khan was replaced after the #MeToo controversy as was actor Nana Patekar who was also paid. The film also has two cinematographers capturing two eras — the 16th as well as the 21st century. There are seven music composers for the film as well. Add to all this there are multiple locations and a reshoot that took place making it the most expensive comedy film thus far,” says a trade source.