Producer Firoz Nadiadwala has finally decided to begin the shoot of the film Hera Pheri 3 by this year-end. A source states that now the script has been finalised with director Indra Kumar. The first-half has been locked but the second-half of the script is yet to be finalised.
According to reports, Akshay Kumar had opted out of the franchise following issues with Firoz, but both have made peace with each other now. Post Akshay’s return, producer’s alleged financial troubles had put the film on hold. But a little birdie from the sets just told a leading media publication that the film is on track this time, “Everything has been resolved now.”
[caption id="attachment_71618" align="alignnone" width="696"] A Poster of Hera Pheri[/caption]
A source further says, “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.”
The source added, “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."
Nadiadwala too spoke about the deceased screenplay writer of the previous franchises,“ Neeraj was not just my friend. He was my brother. More than a brother… He stayed with me in my house till his death. I kept hoping against hope that he would recover and direct Hera Pheri 3. That wasn’t meant to be. But I know Neeraj is with me. He is watching over me. And he will guide me through Hera Pheri 3.”
[caption id="attachment_71619" align="alignnone" width="800"] A Poster of Phir Hera Pheri[/caption]
He added, “Indra Kumar is a director who understands the sur and taal of an Indian comedy. With his experience in the field, he’s best qualified to take over the Hera Pheri franchise. I’ve full confidence that Hera Pheri 3 will turn out to be as successful as the first two films."
Hera Pheri had Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal and Tabu in lead roles while second part Phir Hera Pheri had Bipasha Basu and Rimi Sen joining the trio.