Trending: Hera Pheri 3 with Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal? “Soon,” Says Producer
Fans are in for a treat as producer Firoz Nadiadwala confirmed that the third film in the Heri Pheri franchise will happen soon. The 2000 cult classic, Hera Pheri, starred Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal, and later in 2006 with the second installment titled Phir Hera Pheri, Bipasha Basu and Rimi Sen were added to the cast. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Firoz Nadiadwala said that the story of the third film works with the original star cast. Bollywood Hungama quoted him as saying, “You will get to see this very soon with the same star cast – Akshay ji, Paresh bhai and Sunil ji. The story is in place, and we are working on some modalities. It will be made in the same way, while retaining the innocence of the characters.”
He said that the success of the franchise cannot be taken lightly and keeping this in mind, the makers are being “extra careful” about the content of the film. Nadiadwala said, “We cannot take past achievements lightly. Hence, we have to be extra careful in terms of our content, story, screenplay, characters, modus operandi etc.”
The producer revealed that the makers are shortlisting who will direct the upcoming film. “We will announce it soon,” he said. Hera Pheri, 2000, was a comedy film directed by Priyadarshan, who is also an acclaimed name in Malayalam cinema.
The film revolves around two tenants and a money-hungry landlord. They receive a ransom call via cross-connection which leads to a comedy of errors as they try to claim the ransom money for themselves.