Kriti Kharbanda has a lot going for her this year. Post the success of her last release, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, Kriti is now awaiting the release of her forthcoming family entertainer, Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se.
And now, Kriti has been roped in for Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull 4, directed by Sajid Khan. The talented actress is quite excited to be part of a film that features Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani, Chunky Pandey, Bobby Deol, Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Hegde and Kriti Sanon.
Kriti informs, “I’m truly excited to be a part of two successful franchises – Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se and now Housefull 4. I think every movie that belongs to the franchise (Housefull) is simply hilarious and crazy in its own way. The success of all the three films is a testament to the series’ popularity. I’m sure it will be a great experience.”
Kriti has already started prepping for Housefull 4. “I am currently watching a lot of videos online to understand comic timing since shooting for a comedy isn’t easy. The film is set in two eras as it is based on the theme of reincarnation. I am grateful to Sajid Nadiadwala for this opportunity to play two different characters in the film,” she adds.
Talking about Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se, Kriti chuckles, “I play a Gujarati girl in the film, so when I had to start dubbing, we have called a Gujarati teacher during dubbing so we get the diction, attitude and pronunciation right. It was a big challenge because being a Punjabi to be able to grasp a certain kind of Gujarati accent without actually sounding like I’m putting on the accent wasn’t easy. I play a doctor who is quite ambitious and is quite eager to learn things and that’s what I really enjoyed working on the character.”
“It’s a special film and close to my heart. Since it’s an ensemble, it was one of the most liberating experiences because I wasn’t used to working with so many actors on one set. It was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with Dharmendraji, Sunny sir and Bobby Deol. Everyone was amazing with everyone. The songs in the movie are fantastic, massy and cool. I’m actually looking forward to audiences’ reaction to it,” she adds.