In June this year, the makers of `Housefull` franchise announced the fifth installment. While the announcement mentioned the return of Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh, the rest of the cast has yet not been formally announced. Amid speculations around the casting of the film, the makers have made a formal announcement regarding the same.
“There are many speculations doing rounds about the star cast in `Housefull 5`, we kindly request media houses to please refrain from making any premature announcements at this stage,” the official statement released by Nadiadwala and Grandsons read.
Housefull is all set to come with its next installment making it the first-ever franchise film in Indian Cinema to have 5 installments. Sharing the news in June, Akshay Kumar, officially launched the poster announcing the release date of the film creating waves of anticipation among fans. Directed by Tarun Mansukhani, `Housefull 5` is all set to sparkle your Diwali in 2024 with a promise of a roller-coaster ride of fun, entertainment, and comedy that will leave you in stitches.
The first Housefull film was released in 2010 and was directed by Sajid Khan. The film had an ensemble cast including Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Mithun Chakraborty and Boman Irani. The film`s story revolved around Aarush(Akshay Kumar), an unlucky man who carries his bad luck wherever he goes. His quest to find love only makes his life more miserable as he ends up in complicated situations.
The film was very well received leading to the release of its sequel in 2012. The second part saw new faces like John Abraham, Jacqueliene Fernandez, and Asin join the cast. The second film revolved around four men join hands to date and marry the women of their dreams by changing their identities and deceiving their prospective fathers-in-law.
The third part of the franchise was released in 2016. The film`s narrative was centered around a rich businessman who does not want his three daughters to get married because of a superstitious belief. Now, their boyfriends must prove to him that they are perfect for his daughters. Farhad Samji and Sajid Khan directed the third part.