Kriti finally revealed about the happenings on the sets of Housefull 4 after nana Patekar and Sajid Khan was allied against sexual harassment
The #MeToo movement which took India by storm revealed many names in the Indian film industry who were related to these acts of harassment. Along with other names, Sajid Khan and Nana Patekar were also put allegation for such case. Housefull 4 which is a highly rated film of the year included the involvement of the two from the film industry. The film I sin the phase of post-production currently but have been surrounded with controversy as it involved Sajid and Nana.
Sajid was the director of the film while Nana played a role in the same. Sajid had to soon step off as the director for the film and Nana was soon replaced. Kriti Sanon who plays the leading lady in the film recently revealed that Sajid Nadiadwala who is the producer of the film took fast action and swift steps to keep the project going which lad to timely completion of the film even though there were major changes. Writer-director Farhad Shamji took the lead as the new director of the film.
The luka Chupi heroine Kriti told on an interview with Bollywood Hanagama, “Yes, we all were concerned as to what is going to happen. At the end of the day, it’s the producer’s call, it’s his money on it. And hats off to Sajid sir (Sajid Nadiadwala), the way he has handled it. The way he has handled the situation even after so much chaos, we did not stop shooting for more than two days. We were back on the set on the third day. And it was an expensive set. So, I am sure he has spent a lot of money and for no fault of his. But, he took that call and he was there for us on set every single day after that. He made sure of it. We finished the schedule a day before we were supposed to. Actually, we all were sort of a team on it where we were like whatever has happened should not affect the film because a film is there forever. You know, it’s out there, you cannot change anything. And you have to make sure that you have given your best and you make the best thing.”
Kriti further detailed how Farhad Shamji became the choice and the next director of the film as he had previously directed Housefull 3. “Fortunately, Farhad (Samji) has been on set before because he is also the writer. When we were shooting in Jaisalmer. We were all very familiar with him. He knows the sur (mood) of the film very very well. So, thankfully, he was able to take over because we have shot really important scenes after that. We have shot the interval and climax after that. You know Housefull interval and the climax is madness. I think it’s been managed well,” she said.
When asked if Farhad Samji will be involved in the final edit of the film, Kriti added, “I am assuming. I am sure Sajid sir is going to be completely on it. And what I can say that it has turned out to be really really well. We’ve had situations where we have cracked up laughing between the scenes because it’s so funny. I think comedy in reincarnation in a film has never been done before which is something very new. We’ve had reincarnation films before, so many of them, one of my own also but a comedy reincarnation is, I think, a great idea in itself.”
Housefull 4 witnesses a rich star cast of Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Riteish Deshmukh, Kriti Kharbanda, Bobby Deol, and Pooja Hegde amongst others. Chunky Panday, Johnny Lever, Boman Irani, and Rana Daggubati are also a part of it. The film revolves around the theme of reincarnation, and the flashback sequences have been shot in Rajasthan. An expensive set for the same was built in Mumbai for the finale.
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Housefull 4 will release around Diwali, 2019.