Mumbai: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez is likely to team up with Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan for the third installment of hit comedy film ‘Housefull'.
The makers of ‘Housefull' franchise are planning to come up with ‘Housefull 3'. The first installment in the series, which was directed by Sajid Khan, had Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone and Lara Dutta in the lead roles.
In the sequel ‘Housefull 2', besides Akshay and Riteish from the original film, the new additions were John Abraham, Asin, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee and Shreyas Talpade.
Both the films are made under Sajid Nadiadwala's banner. Nadiadwala has roped in popular writer-turned-director duo Sajid-Farhad, replacing Sajid Khan. “Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh will once again be a part of this ‘Housefull' series. Abhishek Bachchan will now join the cast. As of now, these three actors are confirmed for the film. Talks with Jacqueline are on but nothing is confirmed yet,” a source told PTI.
“Besides Jacqueline, we plan to rope in two top actresses as well,” according to the source. Sajid and Farhad Samji are known for their witty one-liners in superhit films like ‘Bol Bachchan', ‘Housefull 2', ‘Ready', ‘Golmaal Returns' and ‘Golmaal 3', among others.
After tasting success as writers, the duo have taken to film direction with their first directorial venture titled as ‘It's Entertainment' casting Akshay Kumar and Tamannaah in the lead.
This film is scheduled to release on August 8. “They (Sajid and Farhad) will start working on ‘Housefull 3' after ‘It's Entertainment'. ‘Housefull 3' will go on floors by the end of the year,” sources said.