Hera Pheri 3 had previously gone on floors in 2014 but it was indefinitely postponed. Producer Firoz Nadiadwala has said they are planning to announce the film again soon.
Hera Pheri renowned comedy-drama will come up with the third installment of movie, starring Akshay Kumar, Suneel Shetty, and Paresh Rawal, is about to begin. In a recent interview, producer Firoz Nadiadwala indicated that Hera Pheri 3 would feature the original cast in addition to confirming that it was now in production.
You will soon be able to watch it with the same cast of Akshay Ji, Paresh Ji, and Suniel Ji.
We are working on certain modalities, and the tale is already in place. It will be produced in the same manner while maintaining the characters’ youth. Past successes cannot be taken for granted. As a result, we must take extra care with our material, story, screenplay, characters, mannerism, etc., he told Bollywood Hungama.
Hera Pheri released in 2000 followed by Phir Hera Pheri in 2006. Both the films, over the years, have managed to gain cult status for their hilarious script and entertaining performances. While the producer did not reveal much, he hinted that they have already shortlisted a director for the next sequel. “We are in talks. We’ll make the announcement soon,” said Nadiadwala.
Priyadarshan directed the first film, and the late Neeraj Vora wrote and directed the follow-up.
Raaj Shaandilya, who directed Dream Girl, is reportedly in talks to direct Hera Pheri 3, however Firoz Nadiadwala says such rumour is unfounded. He also said that although the crew had begun working on Hera Phera 3 in 2014, it was forced to halt production when Neeraj Vora became ill. But there will be a lot of story and character changes in the new movie.
Firoz Nadiadwala also seemed positive that he can create a franchise with Hera Pheri, with each film earning big. He said, “Sustaining at the box office is important. And the moment you take anything for granted, it falls. Because we hope that God willing, we can make more parts – Hera Pheri 4, Hera Pheri 5, etc. And it should be better than the earlier parts. We hope that there will be a new film released every 15 months. Isn’t this how the West operates? Don’t we get a new Spider-Man or Bond film soon after the previous part has been released in the cinemas?”
However, Akshay Kumar was not scheduled to be part of the film at that time, which was going to introduce new characters played by Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. The story has now changed and Akshay will be a part of Hera Pheri 3.