Humshakals film is directed by Sajid Khan and produced by Vashu Bhagnani. Staring from Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh are in triple roles. Ashok (Khan) is a London billionaire whose day job is "business umpire sambhalna" but who does cringe-worthy comedy which even his buddy Kumar (Deshmukh) can't bear. Fortunately, TV star Shanaya (Bhatia) finds Ashok funny which has him smiling until his wicked mama Kunwar Amar Nath Singh - aka Kans - slips him a 'Mad - mind-altering drug', making Ashok and Kumar go doggy-style, landing up in 'Lord Cray G. Mental Asylum'. As Dr. Shivani (Gupta) and manager Mishti (Basu) aid them, Kans mama thinks he's won the corporate board game - but Ashok and Kumar discover helpful humshakals. As three variants of Ashok - original, insane, effeminate, plus a girl role too - Saif runs away with Humshakals. Meanwhile, with its multi-story, Humshakals must be tightly told. The result's like a minty chewing gum that's been stretched too long. Shedding 30 minutes and some jaded gags would make Humshakals consistent fun - now, you laugh but also frequently go, ho-hum. The film is shot extensively in foreign locations, starting September 2013. The film is co-produced by Fox Star Studios and Vashu Bhagnani's Pooja Entertainment. The film was released on 20 June 2014.