Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon, will be seen dancing on the London Bridge and sailing across the Thames River while grooving to the song. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has bought the rights to the Cyndi Lauper cult song “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” which will be used in the film Housefull 3.
Originally penned and recorded by the American musician Robert Hazard in 1979, it is the Lauper single cover which released four years later that has stayed with Sajid for almost a quarter of a century.
It was not an easy road trying to bag one of his most favourite songs in his film as getting appropriate licenses was not easy and required a lot of patience as the producer explains that even after they got clearance, there was a lot of paperwork to be done. The video, it seems, will be totally unlike Lauper’s hit music video from the 80s. Sajid explains, “Choreographer Ahmed Khan has his own take on the chart topper.” The concept of the video was important as he says that the girls are important to the narrative.
Sajid admits that getting permission was a long and tedious process and required a lot of patience. “Even after we had got clearance, there was a lot of paperwork to be done. I was on the edge because we had an expensive night shoot planned on the London Bridge with the three girls—Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon– and did not want to start filming till we got the go-ahead, just in case. We didn’t even know that we needed fresh permission and had to pay extra to use the song separately in the trailer.”