Sajid Nadiadwala stays on to be an ultra-busy man. His ‘Baaghi’ is set for release in less than a week from now. On the other hand the promotion of ‘Housefull 3’ has kick-started as well. No wonder, next few months would be quite engaged for the man who has close to half a dozen films lined up in different stages of production.
“Baaghi is his first release of 2016 and this is where he is bringing together Tiger Shroff and Sabbir Khan again after ‘Heropanti’. The action-musical combo flavor has worked with the youth and this is what would set the ball rolling on April 29 once the film hits the screens. The promotion has been quite meticulously planned, right from the time its posters were unveiled to the theatrical promo that was unleashed and the songs that have followed. Tiger and Sabbir had delivered a hit in ‘Heropanti’ while Shraddha has a couple of huge hits (‘ABCD – Any Body Can Dance 2’, ‘Ek Villain’) behind her,” comments an insider.
On the other hand ‘Housefull 3’ is set to be the biggest release of the first half of the year. A true multi-starrer, which is a rarity in the current times, it has caught everyone’s attention at the poster stage itself.
“The Farhad-Sajid film was always slated to be big but the unveiling of its multiple posters have made many sit up and notice,” the insider continues, “Akshay Kumar is anyways on a roll with ‘Airlift’ behind him. He is continuing to gain everyone’s trust as one of the most bankable superstars around. Riteish Deshmukh continues his stint with the ‘Housefull’ series while Abhishek Bachchan’s comic timing is a further add-on. Not to mention the hot bods in the shape of Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon. The promo is set to release tomorrow and that should be ‘dhamaka’.”
No wonder, Sajid is utilizing every hour at his disposal to ensure that while ‘Baaghi’ turns out to the big release of the week, ‘Housefull 3’ embarks on a positive start too and keeps the buzz on en route its June 3 release.
“Meanwhile, very soon there would be promotional kick-start of ‘Dishoom’,” our source adds, “John Abraham and Varun Dhawan is one combo that is much awaited in the action entertainer. This film releases in July, so one can well understand how Sajid’s office is buzzing with activities currently.”
Not to mention the magnum opus in the form of ‘Rangoon’ which is being directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. One of the most prestigious films coming from the house of Nadiadwala Grandson, it has a lethal combo of Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut, which is bound to make heads on its release later this year. “Sajid is really proud of Rangoon,” a close associate adds.
While ‘Baaghi’, ‘Housefull 3’, ‘Dishoom’ and ‘Rangoon’ are Sajid’s Big Four releases of 2016, very soon there would be details of more films unveiled as well. While he and his ‘Phantom’ director Kabir Khan are already working on a big film together, there is also ‘Judwaa 2’ with David Dhawan and Varun Dhawan in the making.
Guess Sajid may well be planning his next big holiday only after 2017, once is through with these half a dozen films!