Housefull 2 has kicked off the new financial year with a bang. And even as the Sajid Khan-Sajid Nadiadwala project looks set to touch the magical Rs100 crore mark, a string of comedy films – all sequels – is in the pipeline, beginning with a sequel to Anees Bazmee’s 2005 hit, No Entry.
“It will take me a month to complete the script of No Entry Mein Entry,” says Bazmee, whose sequel will star Salman Khan – aside from Anil Kapoor and Fardeen Khan — in a pivotal role. After completing the No Entry sequel, the Welcome (2007) director will kick off the next part of the hit franchise Hera Pheri, titled Hera Pheri 4. Interestingly, Akshay Kumar might no longer be part of it.
Bazmee adds that the Hindi remake of Hollywood blockbuster, The Hangover, is also being worked out. “Yes, my team is already working on the script. I will talk to (producer) Firoz Nadiadwala once we are through with Hera Pheri 4 on how to go about The Hangover remake. It’s definitely on, but we are yet to work on the details including the star cast,” he says.
Also on the cards is Golmaal 4. Director Rohit Shetty, who’s busy wrapping up Bol Bachchan, says that initial work has already started on the fourth part of his blockbuster franchise. “My writers are already on the job. Golmaal is a brand, so it will continue with parts 4, 5, 6 and so on. I will start it only after wrapping up Chennai Express with Shah Rukh Khan,” he says. Ajay Devgn and Tusshar Kapoor will continue to be part of the Golmaal series.
Nadiadwala and Khan have decided to make Housefull into what they call “a summer franchise.” Says Khan: “It will always release during summer. I am sure people would now want to watch Housefull 3 soon. I will most probably make it sometime next year. But whenever it’s made, it will belong to four people – (Sajid) Nadiadwala, Riteish (Deshmukh), Akshay (Kumar) and me. Housefull won’t work without any of us.”