Prakash Mehra's son filed a petition in court against Sajid Khan for using the song "Apni To Jaise Taise" from his father's film Laawaris (1981). As a result the song was later removed from the home media releases of the film.
Jacqueline Fernandez featured in the song Apni To Jaise Taise in a special appearance for this film. In the sequel, Housefull 2 (2012) she appeared as one of the supporting actresses and in the third entry in the franchise she appeared as the lead actress.
P L Thenappan - the producer of the Tamil film, Kaathala Kaathala (1998) - filed a complaint with the Tamil Film Producers Council alleging that producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sajid Khan had remade his film into Hindi without proper permission.