Writer-director Farhad Samji, who replaced Sajid Khan to helm the fourth installment of Housefull after the latter was named in the #MeToo movement, says taking over the comedy film mid-way was not a "big creative jerk".Housefull 4 was being directed by Sajid Khan and was supposed to be his comeback to direction after his 2014 box office debacle Humshakals but he stepped down from the project following multiple sexual misconduct accusation against him. Farhad, who also directed the third installment of the hit franchise, said since he was involved in the writing process of Housefull 4, things were easy.
"It (taking over) wasn't difficult at all. I was already writing screenplay and dialogues for the film. I have a habit of narrating a film with voice modulation, mimicry. I am also present on the sets. I was on sets even on the earlier schedules (of the film). "I also have a good equation with Akshay Kumar as I've worked with him in Entertainment and Houseful 3. So it wasn't a big creative jerk but technically, when you become a director, fifty other departments open up. It was a pleasant technical experience," Farhad told PTI.
The writer, who has written more than 35 films, said the mood on the set didn't take a dent as they were making a mad capper and everyone came together to make a good film. "We were making a mad capper so the mood had to be that way from day one, since I joined and started to shoot. So there was no question of any mood change. We had fun shooting it and we completed the film, laughing along the way,"