Work for ‘Housefull 4’ is underway and if news is to be believed Akshay Kumar and producer Sajid Nadiadwala have roped in one of the industry’s top comedy writers, Farhad Samji to be a part of the team.

However, despite already having been a part of the ‘Housefull’ franchise, Samji didn’t say yes immediately. “Farhad needed a little bit of persuasion. He directed ‘Housefull 3’ (2016) with his brother Sajid Samji. They wrote the dialogues for it and ‘Housefull 2’ (2012),” DNA reports a source explaining.

They went on to add, “After their split, Farhad, who will now work independently, has been signed by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment as a writer-director for two projects. However, in the case of ‘Housefull 4’, he will only pen the screenplay and dialogues.”

Set to go on floors next year, rumours have it that Kumar and Nadiadwala plan to make this instalment on a much grander scale. “Plans are afoot to shoot that era on as lavish a scale as the ‘Baahubali’ franchise,” the source said.

‘Housefull 4’ has been scheduled to be a 2019 Diwali release.