Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Sajid Nadiadwala's highly anticipated film 'Housefull 5' has been in the headlines for a couple of days. The official announcement of the 5th instalment of the comedy franchise has filled excitement among all. While fans are eagerly waiting for the return of the beloved duo, Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh, the makers recently announced the return of Abhishek Bachchan. And now, the newest addition to the team is Arjun Rampal. According to the latest reports, Arjun has come on board for the 5th instalment and will be seen in a key role.

Notably, Akshay and Riteish's impeccable comic timing and chemistry have been receiving extreme love from the audience right from the first instalment. Since the announcement of the 5th instalment, fans are eagerly waiting to see the duo reprising their iconic roles, promising another round of laughter and entertainment. Apart from Akshay and Riteish, Arjun Rampal and Chunky Pandey were seen in pivotal roles. However, the makers skipped Arjun in the next instalments. Moreover, John Abraham and Shreyas Talpade were seen in the 2nd instalment, and Abhishek Bachchan was seen alongside Akshay and Riteish in the 3rd part. And, in the 4th part, Bobby Deol was seen along with Akshay and Riteish.

However, as per the latest reports, Abhishek and Arjun have been roped in for the 5th instalment and will be seen alongside Akshay and Riteish. If the reports are anything to go by, Arjun will be returning to the franchise after 14 years.

A source close to the development was quoted as saying, "After playing the part of a brother in Housefull, Arjun Rampal returns to the franchise after 14 long years. It’s yet another serious yet funny character for Rampal and he is excited to come on board the film. When Sajid Nadiadwala approached him with the idea of Housefull 5, he jumped onto the opportunity and agreed to come on board the film.”

A few days ago, reports of Junior Bachchan joining the ensemble cast sent ripples of anticipation through social media. The Ghoomer actor has already showcased his comedic prowess in the 3rd part and his return to the franchise will certainly add an extra dimension to the excitement.

Well, the OGs coming back to the franchise has certainly filled excitement among all. Moreover, rumours are abuzz that several other actors might be a part of the 5th instalment. The list includes Chunky Pandey, Sanjay Dutt, John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Pooja Hegde, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Nora Fatehi and Jacqueline Fernandez. However, there is no official confirmation backing the rumours.

For the unversed, Housefull 5 is the 5th instalment of the Housefull franchise, where all characters from the previous instalment come on board in various capacities. The film is set on a cruise and goes on floors in August 2024 with a marathon schedule in the UK. The 5th instalment promises to be a riotous affair set against the picturesque backdrop of the UK with filming locations scattered across the UK. The audience can expect a visual treat, immersing themselves in the scenic beauty of the locale. The movie will take the big screen by storm during the Bakri Eid period. 

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