The makers of the 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 were 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 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.