Jacqueline, Akshay, Abhishek to star in 'Housefull 3'

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez is likely to team up with Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan for the next part of the hit comedy film ‘Housefull’.

The makers of the ‘Housefull’ franchise have been planning to come up with ‘Housefull 3’.

The first part of the series was directed by Sajid Khan. It featured Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone and Lara Dutta in the lead roles.

In the first sequel ‘Housefull 2’, apart from Akshay and Riteish from the original film, the new faces added to it were John Abraham, Asin, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee and Shreyas Talpade.

Both the films were made under Sajid Nadiadwala’s banner.

For the second sequel ‘Housefull 3’ 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 news agency 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 humorous one-liners in super hit films such as ‘Bol Bachchan’, ‘Housefull 2’, ‘Golmaal Returns’, ‘Golmaal 3’ and ‘Ready’, among others.

After becoming successful writers, the two have also taken to film direction with their first venture titled ‘It’s Entertainment’ featuring Akshay Kumar and Tamannaah in the leads.

This film is slated to release on August 8, produced by Ramesh S. Taurani of Tips Industries Ltd.

According to sources quoted in the media, “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.”

Jacqueline Fernandez, who starred in the second part of ‘Housefull’ is a former model and an actress. After graduating in Mass Communication, she worked as a journalist in Sri Lanka, while modelling. She made her acting debut with ‘Aladin’ in 2009, and won the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female and the Stardust Award for Best Exciting Face. The actress got recognition with a role in the erotic thriller ‘Murder 2’ in 2011, which became her first commercial success movie. Apart from acting, Fernandez is a social activist and participates in stage shows. She is also a celebrity endorser for various brands.