Even though 'Housefull 2', a multistarrer of epic proportions, was announced in the middle of last year, the release date was declared well in advance despite as many as 30 prominent cast and crew members being a part of the film. All of this pretty much took a toll on director Sajid Khan as well for whom making 'Housefull 2' was hardly a holiday experience.
"Time and again I hear directors claim that making so and so film was akin to a holiday for them. Sorry, but I never experienced any such joy during 'Housefull 2'. While in 'Heyy Babyy' as well as 'Housefull' I was having a good time during their making, in case of 'Housefull 2' my concentration has been on ensuring that audience have a good time. Trust me, this has been my hardest film till date," confesses Sajid.
However one did wonder initially whether it was a well thought if decision when Sajid Nadiadwala and Sajid Khan had planned to put together this multi starrer that boasts of 'dirty dozen' actors. After all it may well have turned out to be a logistical nightmare.
Smiles Khan, "With so many actors working for the first time with each other, the film could have gone in the making for a year and half. We have still managed to make it in 70 days because I did some strong homework and Nadiadwala managed production aspects with clockwork precision."
Adds Nadiadwala, "Yes, in fact Sajid and I often discussed that this was a huge decision to make a film of this scale and cast in today's times. Fortunately there were no egos amongst my actors as well as crew members due to which we could finish the film in quick time."
Well Sajid, all hard work would indeed be worth it if the film turns out to be as huge an entertainer as it promises itself to be.
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