Farhad Samji on taking over as director of ‘Housefull 4’: “It wasn’t difficult at all”


Sajid Khan had stepped down from directing ‘Housefull 4’ after numerous #MeToo allegations and the film was taken over by Farhad Samji, who also directed ‘Housefull 3’ (2016). Samji says that taking over the film wasn’t difficult as he was already writing the screenplay and present on the sets.

Samji told PTI, “It (taking over) wasn’t difficult at all. I was already writing screenplay and dialogues for the film. I have a habit of narrating a film with voice modulation, mimicry. I am also present on the sets. I was on sets even on the earlier schedules (of the film). I also have a good equation with Akshay as I’ve worked with him in Entertainment and Houseful 3. So it wasn’t a big creative jerk but technically, when you become a director, fifty other departments open up. It was a pleasant technical experience. We were making a mad capper so the mood had to be that way from day one, since I joined and started to shoot. So there was no question of any mood change. We had fun shooting it and we completed the film laughing along the way.”

‘Housefull 4’ is lead by Akshay Kumar and also stars Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, and Boman Irani.

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