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The popular franchise Housefull under Sajid Nadiadwala’s banner, is now set for a third installment. Housefull and Housefull 2 were huge hits, despite being released during the IPL period. The franchise is known for having an ensemble cast, and Housefull 3 will be no different. While, Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh shall once again be a part of the series, Abhishek Bachchan will now join the cast. A source close to the project confirms, “As of now, Akshay, Abhishek and Riteish have been confirmed for the film, the scripting of which is already in progress.”
The female actors haven’t been finalised. Bachchan and Kumar had last worked together in the 2002 release Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya Hai. Also, Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan are still being appreciated for their on-screen camaraderie in Rohan Sippy’s Bluffmaster. Incidentally, all three actors are known for their comic timing, and are best suited to be a part of this comic caper. While Housefull and Housefull 2 were directed by Sajid Khan, the third part will be helmed by writersturned directors Sajid-Farhad.
They have recently wrapped up their film It’s Entertainment, which also stars Akshay Kumar. The film was slated to release in May-June, but will now release on August 8. Housefull 3 may go on floors in the last quarter of this year, after It’s Entertainment releases and the actors have finished their projects. Kumar is busy shooting for Gabbar, while his other film Holiday is set to release in June. Riteish Deshmukh also has Excel Entertainment’s Bangistan, after Ek Villain.