The ‘Hera Pheri’ franchise has earned a cult status as one of the most famous comedic films Bollywood has ever produced. In addition, Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, and Suniel Shetty have their own fan bases, making them one of the most popular trios in Hindi cinema.
The third instalment of the franchise has been eagerly anticipated by the audience so that they can once again witness the antics of this gang. Despite reports suggesting a sequel is in the works, the film’s cast has not yet been confirmed. It was previously announced that John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan would be joining the cast, as well as filmmaker Neeraj Vora, who would be helming the project.
Paresh Rawal recently provided an update on the movie and stated that Kartik Aaryan has joined the cast. When a twitter fan enquired about whether Aaryan had been cast in ‘Hera Pheri 3’, Rawal responded that the rumour was accurate.
Yes it’s true . https://t.co/JtdI4Yp2nb
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) November 11, 2022
However, the confirmation raised the speculation that Kartik Aaryan had taken Akshay Kumar’s spot in the upcoming movie. Fans didn’t appear particularly delighted about that possibility.
Here is how they responded on Twitter.
— Ankit Khiladi 😎 (@AnkitTheKhiladi) November 11, 2022
Kya baat kar rahe hai Babu Bhaiya …😵💫 Are mujhe chakkar Ane lag gaya 😂
— Rohan Singh (@Rohanssquare) November 11, 2022
kyu franchise khrab krre ho…without akshay dont make it
— dhruvtara (@aadhadhura) November 11, 2022
— Mayank Tyagi Jonty 🇮🇳 (@MayankT45573612) November 11, 2022
No Body can beat this Trio OG…The Big Three pic.twitter.com/PeehCn0mVt
— DhruvLathia (@dhruv_lathia) November 11, 2022
Akshay Kumar, who has been in well-known comedies like ‘Welcome’ and ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’, has carved out a place for himself in this genre. However, various reports indicate that the actor and ‘Hera Pheri 3’s producers are experiencing creative disagreements. “Akshay Kumar is well aware of his fans’ expectations of him in these comedy franchises. He refused to compromise on the quality of these scripts, as attempts to remake these sequels without proper thought and with other actors have already failed in the past,” Pinkvilla quoted its source as saying.
The next films starring Akshay Kumar are ‘Selfiee’ and ‘Oh My God! 2’, both of which are scheduled for release in 2023.