As we get closer and closer to the date where Akshay Kumar will begin shooting the fourth film in the Housefull series, new facts continue to emerge. Among the latest speculations and gossips have been who is likely to sign on as part of the cast. Across the spectrum, names and names have been suggested and just as quickly dismissed. Well, now we have a new addition to the confirmed cast: Kriti Sanon.
Kriti Sanon’s last cinematic appearance was the hit 2017 film Bareilly Ki Barfi and the fourth Housefull film will undoubtedly be the next major release for the actress. Sanon will be joining fellow cast members Jacqueline Fernandez, Kiara Advani, Parineeti Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, and Bobby Deol. It is confirmed that Sanon will be starring opposite of Akshay Kumar, though the details have not yet been released.
Needless to say, these new pieces of information will surely create just as much speculation as they’ve put to rest!
In regard to the casting of Bobby Deol, an unnamed source in DNA India had this to say:
“Sajid Nadiadwala and Sajid Khan are close to Bobby and they felt he would fit the role. Talks are still on. They are yet to sign the actor but mostly, he will give the nod to this film.”
This definitely sheds some new light on one of the casting decisions, but the particular reason that Kumar and the film’s producers decided to cast Kriti Sanon, in particular, remains to be seen. It can be expected that new details and explanations will come to light in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Until then, the decision will remain an elusive and, to many, pleasant surprise.
However, this story also features more than a few twists and turns. Kriti Sanon had previously been slated to appear in Mohit Suri’s upcoming film but has apparently declined that project in favor of Housefull 4. The former film was announced as a romantic thriller starring Sanon opposite Aditya Roy Kapur.
The official reason given for Sanon’s walking out was that the dates for Suri’s film conflicted with the schedule for Housefull 4. Nevertheless, the story has already resulted in all manner of rumors and speculations, which is to be expected in any major casting surprise such as this one.
It should be clarified that some of these sources have yet to be corroborated by others and it is more than possible new and contradicting information will be released in the near future. Nonetheless, some of the facts involving this seem solid and we have little reason to doubt them at the moment.
This has left Mohit Suri without a leading female role for his untitled film, which will certainly send him searching again for a replacement star.
Housefull 4 will begin in June of this year. It is, as to be expected given the franchise, a comedy film and it is currently slated for a 2019 Diwali release.