After doing intense films like Padmnan and Toilet, Ek Prem Katha; Akshay Kumar is excited to return to his favourite genre of movies, the comedy with Housefull 4. Currently, the whole country is applauding him for his attempt to break the taboo regarding menstruation and start the conversation with the movie Padman. He is working on 1897 freedom fight drama Kesari with Parineeti Chopra. His much-awaited sci-fi movie 2.0 with megastar Rajnikant is awaiting release. He is also working on Rima Kagti’s Gold dealing with the historical event of Olympic gold win of free India in hockey for the first time.
The actor is looking for a project of out and out comedy movie after doing so many hard-hitting movies. “It’s been a while since I have done a full-on comedy film. It’s a genre that I really enjoy working in,” Mr. Funny Bone told to media. “I am looking forward to that film. Housefull 4 is going to be like a three-month vacation. For me, it’s like a reunion of old friends,” He later added.
Housefull 4 is the fourth installment of the Housefull series will start shooting by the end of this year. This comedy franchise is directed by Sajid Khan under the production house of Sajid Nadiadwala. The movie will be made in 3D with the budget of 75 crores just for VFX.
Akshay Kumar will be reunited with Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Chunkey Pandey and Boman Irani for this movie. As per the rumors of tinsel town, Bobby Deol may join the cast. “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. Shooting for Housefull 4 begins in June this year. It will be 2019’s Diwali release,” an undisclosed source told to media.
Akshay Kumar is seen donning different shades of characters for the last few years delivering social messages. “I don’t want the media to typecast me. Earlier, I was trapped with the image of an action hero. I couldn’t experiment as they [the audience] wouldn’t accept me in a different avatar. That phase of my career impacted me deeply. That’s why I constantly change the kind of films I do,” he has explained his reason of coming back in comedy movie.
Right now his movie Padman is running successfully in theatres. Though the response is good so far, he is still not happy with the social stigma regarding menstruation; “There is a section of the audience, in places like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, who are hesitating to go for the movie. I noticed that men are not allowing their wives to watch it. I want to break that with the film.”