Just as the makers of "Housefull 3" tided over censor board hassles, fresh trouble awaits them. Writer-lyricist Farooq Barelvi has filed a complaint at Mumbai's Versova police station against the team accusing them of stealing his script.
Titled "Tigdambaaz," the script had been registered by Farooq with the Associations of Writers in 2009 and narrated it to Akshay Kumar and his make-up man Narendra Kushwala, the Press Trust of India reported. "I find that Housefull 3 is based on my literary work and has been produced by Nadiadwala. Hence I accused them of stealing my script under the Copyright Act," he said.
Responding to the claims, producer Sajid Nadiadwala said: "Nothing has come to me so far." Meanwhile, a senior police official said a complaint has been lodged, but a case is yet to be registered.
While this is on, trade analysts have predicted fantastic opening-day figures for "Housefull 3." Amul Mohan told the Indian Express one can expect the third instalment of the franchise to rake in Rs. 15-16 crore on Day One. "It's riding on immense buzz and is surely going to be an ideal summer holiday special for students who are right now in the midst of their school vacation. Add to all these things the fact it's one of the biggest comedy franchises, it's going to be a winner at the ticket window," he further added.
Directed by Sajid-Farhad, "Housefull 3" is a comedy of errors where three potential suitors — played by Akshay, Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan — devise a plan to enter their the home of their girlfriends (who are sisters) — Jacqueline Fernandez, Lisa Haydon and Nargis Fakhri — because their father-in-law (Boman Irani) isn't willing to give his daughters away in marriage.
The supporting cast includes Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Nikitin Dheer, Samir Kochhar and Arav Chowdharry.