Hera Pheri 3, the much-anticipated threequel for the cult comedy Hera Pheri, has been in the planning stages for years. Producer Firoz Nadiadwala has been doing his best to get the film beyond the scripting stages, but Hera Pheri 3 has been facing roadblocks from the word go despite both the previous Hera Pheri films being big hits. At one point, it was even reported that the original stars Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal were not to return and the makers were looking for viable options. Good News! Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal's Hera Pheri 3 Will Go on Floors This Year
Then they saw sense and retained the original stars, with reins to direct the film given to Indra Kumar. But now as per a report in Pune Mirror, a source told the publication that Indra Kumar is out of the discussions and Nadiadwala has now talked to director Priyadarshan to handle the threequel. Priyadarshan has directed the first film, though the sequel was directed by the late Neeraj Vora.
When the publication got in touch with Priyadarshan, he didn't deny the news, though he didn't confirm it either. He said, "I am currently busy with my Malayalam film, Marakkar: The Lion of Arabian Sea. It is a huge film and I will only think about Hera Pheri after this one is out of my system. Nothing is concrete as yet." If he agrees for this, this might be a huge comeback for the film-maker in Bollywood after taking a break from the industry. Hera Pheri 3 is Happening with Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal All Set to Return!
The report in Mirror further states that there is going to be a time leap in the film that will match the current age of the actors. Pune Mirror quotes the source saying, "It takes off from where Phir Hera Pheri ended, but fast-forwards into the present. The trip is desperate again but in a completely different scenario." The first Hera Pheri was a remake of Malayalam film, Ramji Rao Speaking. The sequel ripped off Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. We wonder which film would inspire the third Hera Pheri.