Eventually, the makers of Hera Pheri heeded the requests of the fans and decided to bring back Akshay Kumar. Yes, you heard that right! Khiladi Kumar was in news recently when he decided to opt out of the much-loved franchise. He later cited creative differences as the reason for an incident which led to #NoAkshayNoHeraPheri trending on social media. While it was earlier reported that he would be replaced by Kartik Aaryan, other reports stated that he would be introduced as a new character but would not replace Raju.
But looks like the makers have finally managed to pacify the actor and reveal that making the film without the iconic trio is not possible. And guess what, the Sooryavanshi actor is confident too. Read the report for more details.
In the latest turn of events, after a continuous demand from the fans, the makers decided to meet Akshay Kumar and bring him back Hera Pheri 3, As per the latest media reports, producer Firoz Nadiadwala has resumed talks with the actor and has met him a few times. And the good news is that Akki has also shown his interest and collaborated with the producer not only as an actor but also as a creative person.
A source close to the development told Pinkvilla, “Everything was on paper with regards to casting Kartik Aaryan in Hera Pheri 3, but the tide is now turning again. In the last 10 days, Feroze has met Akshay Kumar several times to iron out all differences and bring him back to the favorite franchise. He feels how iconic the character is and also admits that the credit goes to Akshay’s role in taking the character to new heights.
The source further categorically declared that without Hera Pheri cannot be made Akshay Kumar, The idea of bringing back one of Hindi cinema’s most iconic comic franchises with the original actors is on, and discussions are on at the moment. The actor has also shown interest in collaborating with the producer not only as an actor but also creatively to make Hera Pheri 3 a film that is worth all the wait, hype and anticipation.
The same formula also ruled out the issue of remuneration. “While there were reports of finances not working out, the reason for Akshay not doing Hera Pheri was not the money, but the script. He knows how big a franchise is and he didn’t want to take things lightly just to capitalize on the brand name. But now, he and Firoz will sit down and decide on all aspects of Hera Pheri 3. If all goes well, Akshay might be back as Raju in Hera Pheri 3,” concluded the source.