BY ANUJ RADIA

Housefull 4 (so far) has a stellar cast of Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon and Pooja Hegde.

Recently, there were media reports confirming that Kriti Kharbanda (of the Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana fame) has also joined the team.

The latest buzz in town is that the next star to join the franchise is none other than Sanjay Dutt. A Mumbai-based publication had reported that the film is slated to release on Diwali 2019.

It is a comedy which is themed around reincarnation. The film is speculated to go on floors around July 2018.

“Sanjay had come on-board the film last month, but the actor’s character has been kept under wraps as Nadiadwala, a long-term friend of the actor, has a grand launch planned for the actor’s never-seen-before comic avatar,” a source informed.

While Akshay and Riteish were also seen in the last three instalments of the franchise, Bobby and Sanjay are the newbies.

Talking about other projects, Sanju Baba would be next seen as a gangster in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3.

He will also star in Kalank opposite Madhuri Dixit, directed by Abhishek Varman and co-produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Dharma Productions.

Also, his biopic Sanju is slated to release on June 29, 2018. The role of Sanjay Dutt would be played by Ranbir Kapoor. It will show the rollercoaster-ride life of Sanjay Dutt.

The trailer was launched recently and it received a huge response from the masses.