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Last Updated 21.10.2019 | 10:00 AM IST



Sajid Nadiadwala sets up lounge worth Rs. 25 lakhs for Housefull 2

Housefull 2 is making sure that it lives up to its title. Since the film requires over a dozen top actors to be shooting practically every day, makers Sajid Nadiadwala and Sajid Khan wanted to ensure that it indeed turns out to be a family affair. To facilitate that, they went ahead and created a lounge right next to the film’s sets that allowed all actors to be together for most of the time and get better accustomed to each other. Though this makeshift lounge cost Nadiadwala a bomb, he isn’t complaining.

“Yes, Sajid has actually hired an entire floor at Filmistan Studios (Mumbai) that has a seating capacity of over 20 people”, says one of the actors, “It is a fully furnished and very tastefully designed lounge that acts as a dining area, resting place, game centre and not to mention, gossip corner as well. It has all the facilities that are typically available in a five star lounge. Right from the multi-cuisine menu to LEDs to refrigerators to air conditioners as well as reclining sofas – everything is on the house.”

Though makers aren’t going on record yet, the production team informs that making the lounge cost Nadiadwala an added bill of Rs.25 lakhs.

“He doesn’t mind that though since it has always been his endeavour to build personal relationships with the team that he works with”, says an associate, “He wants to inculcate the same traits in his actors as well. Though Akshay, John and Riteish have worked with each other earlier, Shreyas is new. Moreover most of the girls – Asin, Jacqueline Zarine, Shazahn – are new and working together for the first time. He also wants that veterans like Rishi Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty and Randhir Kapoor are well taken care of. Hence, he has built a mini-house of sorts for Housefull 2.”

When contacted, Sajid Khan said, “It has been a different experience for all cast members as well as myself to be co-located even though we are shooting on the sets and have our own vanity vans. Last fortnight when India-England cricket matches were on, it was fun to have everyone together and cheering as our team clean swept the series. Sajid (Nadiadwala) is very innovative when it comes to making his team comfortable and this lounge setup is yet another example of that.”

What also helps the makers further is the fact that instead of cast members retiring to their vanity van after delivering their shot, they assemble in the lounge which ensures that the next call can be coordinated in a far easier manner.

Housefull 2 has a huge cast and in the current schedule quite a few actors are required in a single frame. It helps if everyone is together at one place. However, there is enough room for all to be comfortable instead of feeling claustrophobic”, concludes Sajid Nadiadwala.

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