The big and brilliant ensemble of Housefull 4, which also features Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Bobby Deol, Pooja Hegde, Riteish Deshmukh, Kriti Kharbanda and more just got bigger as veteran actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been roped in to play a pivotal role.
Not so long ago, the makers of Housefull 4 wrapped the shooting of the film but apparently it is not so much wrap anymore. The official handle of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainments just confirmed the news.
It said, “This Diwali get ready for some KICKin fun & Housefull of entertainment, as @Nawazuddin_S joins the crazy #Housefull4 family...Welcome back to the #NGEFamily @akshaykumar #SajidNadiadwala @farhad_samji @Riteishd @thedeol @kritisanon @hegdepooja @kriti_official @WardaNadiadwala”
The bunch will be joined by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays a baba living in a den with 300 disciples. Nawaz will make a special appearance in the song with all the six actors and around 500 back-up dancers.
Nawazuddin’s character, an exorcist, will introduce an important twist in the plot. The reincarnation comedy is divided between two eras with a major chunk shot in the UK. The past-life sequences were shot in Rajasthan.
This marks Nawaz’s reunion with producer Sajid Nadiadwala five years after he had featured as the much-appreciated antagonist Shiv Gajra in the filmmaker’s Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez-starrer directorial debut, Kick.
The film also features father-daughter duo of Johnny and Jamie Lever along with Chunky Panday and Rana Daggubati. The film is the fourth installment of Housefull. Nadiadwala claimed that the film will be the highest budgeted Indian comedy film.
The film is slated for a Diwali 2019 release in IMAX.