Housefull will be a summer franchise: Sajid Khan

Mumbai: `Housefull 2` is yet to release but director Sajid Khan has already planned a third film in the series.

`Housefull 2` is a sequel to his 2010 hit comic caper. The sequel features actors from the original film, like Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh, along with new additions John Abraham, Asin, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan, Shazahn Padamsee and Shreyas Talpade.

"April is the month when exams get over and it is the beginning of summer vacation. `Housefull` is a summer blockbuster, I don`t see it releasing in November or December or January or July. I would associate `Housefull` with the month of April," he said.

"Every alternate April we will come up with a `Housefull` franchise film. I think Housefull 3 will come in April 2014," Sajid told PTI in an interview.

Talking about the current offering, Sajid said: "`Housefull 2` has nothing to do with `Housefull 1`. Even if you think of calling it Dirty Dozen, it would still work at the box office. Sajid Nadiadwala and me both thought of calling it `Housefull 2`, to just make it a brand franchise, as everything again happens in house," Sajid said.

"Technically it is not a sequel, as a sequel means Part 2 continues from where Part 1 was left…It is like Bond film, where the first film has nothing to do with the second or third film in the series," he said.

The film also stars veteran actors such as Mithun Chakraborty, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Boman Irani in supporting roles. The film is up for release on April 6, and Sajid is confident that it would be a hit. "I am sure the film will be hit. I have never made films to gain money or adulation or appreciation. I want to make films that I can sit and enjoy with the audience, and the kind of films that I enjoy are those that work at the box office," Sajid said.

"I would not like to make films that would bore people, give message or change society. I applaud those films but I am not a fan of these films. I like entertainment and it does not necessarily mean comedy. I loved `Kahaani`, it is not a comedy. Entertainment can be in any form be it murder mystery or comedy or drama or action or romantic film."