Director duo Sajid – Farhad, who are currently busy promoting their debut film Entertainment, have confirmed that Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh will be seen playing the lead in the third part of the Housefull franchise, which is currently titled Housefull 3. Confirming the news, Sajid stated, “We will also have three villains to add to the madness and each of them will have a link with the three heroes. We are yet to finalise the actors who will play these roles, since Sajid (Nadiadwala) is busy with Kick, but we will have a meeting post the release of Entertainment to finalise the cast.”
Reports also suggested that Sonu Sood, who has worked with the duo in Entertainment, might replace the character essayed by Arjun Rampal in the first film. When asked, Sajid refused to comment on the same, but mentioned that they are in talks with the actor. With Kumar and Bachchan busy with their respective projects, the film is likely to take off by the end of this year or will be pushed to January 2015.