The Housefull franchise has been one of the most successful series of movies in Bollywood. The first three instalments of this franchise did well at the box office and the fourth instalment is scheduled to hit the marquee for Diwali this year.
Akshay Kumar plays the hero in this entertainer which also stars Ritesh Deshmukh and Bobby Deol in pivotal roles. According to reports, Rana Daggubati has been signed up to play the main antagonist in the film. The last time he played the role of a villain was in Baahubali which turned out to be a phenomenal hit.
Farad Samzi, who had penned Housefull 2, is wielding the megaphone for this venture. Kriti Sanon will be sharing the screen space with Akshay Kumar. Housefull 4 will be the highest budget movie to be made this year in Bollywood, we hear.
It may be recalled that several months ago there was an announcement that Rana Daggubati will be featuring in a high budget movie titled Hiranyakashyapa. This project requires extensive pre-production and according to its director Guna Sekar, it took the team nearly three years to complete it. The film is made on a budget of Rs 150 crore.
A historical, the film will be produced by Ranaâ€™s father and well-known producer D Suresh Babu under his banner Suresh Productions. According to reports from the tinsel town, the filmmakers have earmarked a big budget for this film as it would require extravagant sets.
Besides this historical, Rana also has another in his kitty in Mollywood. The star has inked the deal to play a role in the Malayalam historical Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma: The King of Travancore. His other films in the pipeline are the Tamil / Telugu bilingual Madai Thiranthu / 1945, Enai Nokki Payum Thotta and the Telugu / Hindi bilingual Haathi Mere Saathi.
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