Actor Riteish Deshmukh says his "Housefull 3" co-star Abhishek Bachchan has "great" comic timing.

"He is a great actor and his comic timing is great. I have not worked with him for nearly 8 years… I was looking forward to work with him," Riteish told reporters in a group interview here. 

The actors have also worked together in films like Bluffmaster! and Naach. 

The third instalment of the Housefull franchise is directed by Sajid-Farhad while the earlier two films were directed by Sajid Khan. Riteish says he did miss Sajid in the new film.

"Sajid and Farhad had written Housefull 2 so they are not completely new to this zone. As directors, they did exactly what they wanted. It was not too new for them. Sajid Khan is a close friend and yes we did miss him," he said. 

Housefull 3 features actors including Akshay Kumar, Riteish, Abhishek, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon. The film will release on June 3.