New Delhi: Director Sajid Khan says although 'Housefull 2' is a comedy, shooting for the upcoming film was hardly a holiday experience for him as it is his hardest film till date.
"Time and again I hear directors claim that making so and so film was akin to a holiday for them. I never experienced any such joy during the film.
"While in Heyy Babyy as well as Housefull I was having a good time during their making, in case of Housefull 2 my concentration has been on ensuring that audience have a good time. This has been my hardest film till date," Sajid told PTI.
The film, sequel to the 2010 Housefull, is also the biggest film ever mounted by producer Sajid Nadiadwala and the director said that it is much bigger in all aspects than the first instalment.
"Housefull 2' is a must see film. While the screenplay is water tight, the presentation is on a much bigger canvas as well. In fact the budget here is twice as that of 'Housefull' while the scale is four times bigger," Khan said.
Housefull 2 features actors from the original like Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh alongwith new additions John Abraham, Asin, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee and Shreyas Talpade.
It also stars veteran actors such as Mithun Chakraborty, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Boman Irani in supporting roles.
"Nadiadwala and I often discussed that this was a huge decision to make a film of this scale and cast in today's times.
"Fortunately there were no egos amongst my actors as well as crew members due to which we could finish the film in time. With so many actors working for the first time with each other, the film could have gone in the making for a year and half," Sajid said.
Housefull 2 will hit the theatres on April 5.