After being delayed not once, not twice but a couple of times, Hera Pheri 3 now is all set to go on floors by the end of this year. Hera Pheri was, is and always remain a classic. It has been good 19 years since the first movie released and it is still as funny, as absurd, and as crazy as it was when it released. The characters are completely silly and bizarre and we love each and every one of them, be it Baburao Ganpatrao Apte, Ghanshyam, Raju, Khadak Singh, Kabira, Devi Prasad and everyone else.
The second release of the franchise, Phir Hera Pheri wasn’t as good and that has got people a bit worried about Hera Pheri 3, for the expectations still are very high. In spite of a rich cast shouldering the movie, the plot seemed compromised and hence, it did not leave much of an impact. But the makers of this one have probably taken that into consideration, for they say that the constant delays were happening because of the ‘script issues’. A source revealed,
“The delays happened due to issues in the script. Hera Pheri is an iconic franchise and the team is in no hurry to take it on the floors. Though everyone is excited, no one wants to compromise on the script for a substandard product to capitalise on the franchise’s power.”
Hera Pheri 3 will be directed by Indra Kumar who currently is busy in the post-production of his upcoming movie, Total Dhamaal set to release on 22 February 2019. The first one was directed by Priyadarshan, the second one by late Neeraj Vora and the third one has been handed over to the Masti and Dhamaal series director Indra Kumar. The tabloid source further revealed details about the developments of the film and said,
“At present, the film is in the scripting stage. Indra Kumar has been working with his team of writers on the story since May last year and has already locked the first half, while the second half requires some more work. He will jump into it after the release of his upcoming directorial, Total Dhamaal.”
Earlier there were also reports of Akshay Kumar walking out of the film and Abhishek Bachchan being roped in to play Raju in the movie. The reason of Akshay’s exit from the movie was stated to be his fallout with the producer of Hera Pheri 3, Firoz Nadiadwala. There were also chances of the movie being shelved for reportedly the producer did not have enough funds to back the film but it seems like all is well now among the team members and the movie is right back on track.
Hera Pheri 3 will see Akshay Kumar reprising his role of Raju who constantly is in search of easy ways to make money which lands them into trouble, Suniel Shetty will reprise his role of the innocent Shyam and Paresh Rawal will be seen again in his iconic style of Baburao. *Yeh Baburao ka style hai*
We hope this one tickles our funny bones with its exceptional comedy and not with slapstick WhatsApp joke forwards like the second movie of the franchise. Though nothing has been confirmed officially, we hope the filmmakers make it official very soon and also consider, bringing in some previous references of “Hello Devi Prasad Ghar Par Hai” and “Kabira Speaking”.