There are some comedy films which you enjoy watching twice or thrice at max, but filmmaker Firoz Nadiadwala’s ‘Hera Pheri’ (2000) is one such movie one can binge watch without showing a single sign of boredom. Over the years, the Priyadarshan directorial has become a cult classic and even spawned a sequel ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ in 2006. Just like its predecessor, the sequel also turned out to be a blockbuster and gained huge popularity among the audience. Talks about the third instalment of the hit franchise have hit headlines many times over the years, but the project could not take off for one reason or the other. But now, if insiders are to be believed, the terrific trio of Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal is all set to come together for ‘Hera Pheri 3’. An announcement could be made in next two weeks.
Some insiders from the industry reveal that producer Firoz Nadiadwala is currently busy finalizing the script and the director for the film. He can entrust the responsibility of directing the movie either to Priyadarshan or Anees Bazmee.
“Over the years, the differences between Firoz and Priyadarshan, who directed the first ‘Hera Pheri’, have been resolved. So, chances are that Priyan will direct the third instalment as well. At the same time, Firoz has also settled issues with Anees Bazmee, with whom he had a fall out before the release of ‘Welcome Back’ (2015). And Anees has also expressed a desire to direct ‘Hera Pheri 3’. So there is a one percent chance that he may helm it. They are also to decide which subject to make the movie on – the ‘Hera Pheri 3’ that the late writer-director Neeraj Vora was to make and which was launched in 2015 or another subject that has inspirations from Hollywood’s Police Academy series,” reveals a source.
However, when Firoz Nadiadwala was asked about ‘Hera Pheri 3’ being inspired from Hollywood’s Police Academy series, he denied such reports and added, “We’re still finalising the cast. Wait for two weeks, as that’s when I’ll be making an official announcement.”
Well, we just cannot wait to hear the official announcement on the film and see Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal back to tickle our funny bones again with their impeccable comic timing.