| GEO Entertainment|
| 'Housefull' releasing today|
| Updated at: 1526 PST, Friday, April 30, 2010|
MUMBAI: Filmmaker Sajid Khan's movie 'Housefull', a tribute to the iconic directors of 70s and 80s who redefined Hindi cinema with entertaining movies, is being released today.
Sajid Khan said directors like Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra, Feroz Khan, Hrishikesh Mukherji and many others made some of the most entertaining films and 'Housefull' is a "humble homage" to them.
The film starring Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Jiah Khan, Randhir Kapoor and Boman Irani is set to hit the big screen on April 30.
Speaking about his experiences while shooting for the film, Sajid said that filming in Italy was torturous for Akshay Kumar since he couldn't enjoy the gourmet food.
A scene required the cast to emerge from the water with toned bodies and hence they were all on rigorous workout and diet schedules.
"While myself, Farah Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala would gorge on the local delicacies the cast couldn't help but watch with envy. Akshay came to my hotel room on the pretense of rehearsing dialogues and ordered food through room service and also told me to keep mum and not tell on him to his trainer Jennifer," said Sajid.
On asking him why he was cheating on his diet Akshay replied ,"Im only human".
Similarly, during the film's London schedule, Sajid recalled that his elevator got stuck for almost 30 minutes.
"I used that time to make calls to co-ordinate the shoot," he said adding that when he came out of the elevator, he was still on his phone unperturbed by the incident.