Entertainment

Rana Daggubati to play a 'threat' in 'Housefull 4': Director

Agency | December 30, 2018 01:16 PM

New Delhi: Screenwriter-director Farhad Samji has revealed that the "Baahubali" star Rana Daggubati will play a threat in their upcoming film "Housefull 4".

Rana had replaced Nana Patekar in the film after the veteran actor was accused of sexual misconduct by actress Tanushree Dutta.

Rana started shooting for it in Mumbai in November.

"I think it is too early to talk about his role. It's an important role. He is playing the threat in the film," Farhad told IANS in a telephonic interview about the movie that also stars actors Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Bobby Deol.

Rana is not the only replacement in the film. In October, filmmaker Sajid Khan had to step down as its director after he was accused of sexual harassment.

"It would have been difficult for me had I not written the screenplay and dialogues of the film. Whenever I narrate, I do it like a stand-up act. All the actors... even producers make it a point that I am present on sets. I was in Jaisalmer while the shooting was happening there.

"So, it is not a big jump for me. But yeah, as a director, there are so many departments that I have to look up to like costumes, timing, actors and all. I had worked with Sajid Nadiadwala (producer) before also in 'Housefull 3' so, he was also there with me," said Farhad.

But "Housefull 3" was co-directed by Sajid Samji and Farhad.

Talking about the pressure of directing all by himself, he said: "Had it been three directors, then also there would have been pressure. The same goes for directing solo. Pressure is there because it a big franchise and is releasing on Diwali.

"It is a period comedy... something that we are doing for the first time. The look, clothes, and scale of the film are done on a different level. That's the challenge. For me, filmmaking is passion.

"It's been about 17 years since I joined the industry. I have written for around 40 films. This is what I have been craving for... to get bigger films, good films with a good cast. I am getting everything on a platter. I have to do justice to it."

He has also written dialogues for Rohit Shetty's latest directorial "Simmba". The two will be teaming up again, this time for the fifth part of "Golmaal" series.

"There is one shot in 'Simmba' in which Kunal Kemmu, Tusshar Kapoor and all show a five sign with their fingers. It's a direct hint that we are coming out with 'Golmaal 5'," said Farhad.

"It is in the most important stage -- the concept. That's getting bounced. We are wondering whether to do this or that," he added.

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Pack of lies showing desperation to stay in headlines, says Capt Amarinder of Khaira’s atrocious statements
Pack of lies showing desperation to stay in headlines, says Capt Amarinder of Khaira’s atrocious statements
Subsidy for boosting industrial sector in state: Sunder Sham Arora
Subsidy for boosting industrial sector in state: Sunder Sham Arora
Farmer's Debt Waiver state level function now on 23 January, DC Praneet
Farmer's Debt Waiver state level function now on 23 January, DC Praneet
Sangampreet Singh of Punjab wins Gold in Archery
Sangampreet Singh of Punjab wins Gold in Archery
Punjab on road to becoming Skill Capital of Country: Charanjit Singh Channi
Punjab on road to becoming Skill Capital of Country: Charanjit Singh Channi
Problem of stray cattle all set to go from Jalandhar city as MoU inked for shifting these animals to Kania Kalan Gaushala
Problem of stray cattle all set to go from Jalandhar city as MoU inked for shifting these animals to Kania Kalan Gaushala
Ropar Police unearths Army recruitment scam in Punjab
Ropar Police unearths Army recruitment scam in Punjab
Capt. Amarinder launches Rahul Gandhi’s flagship 'Shakti' project for Punjab congress workers
Capt. Amarinder launches Rahul Gandhi’s flagship 'Shakti' project for Punjab congress workers
Rotational irrigation programme from January 20 to 27
Rotational irrigation programme from January 20 to 27
2019 LS polls is not for electing PM, but ending Modi-Shah regime: Kejriwal
2019 LS polls is not for electing PM, but ending Modi-Shah regime: Kejriwal
Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations: Report
Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations: Report
In the name of Kabaddi, Punjab youth stay back in Canada
In the name of Kabaddi, Punjab youth stay back in Canada