Led by witty script and strong performances, over years Hera Pheri (2000) and its second installment Phir Hera Pheri (2006) have made a special place amongst the audience.
Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Firoz Nadiadwala said, “You’ll get to see it very soon with the same star cast – Akshay ji, Paresh bhai and Suniel ji. The story is in place, and we are working on certain modalities. It’ll be made in the same way, retaining the innocence of the characters. We can’t take past achievements for granted. So, we have to be extra careful in terms of our content, story, screenplay, characters, mannerism etc,” he told Bollywood Hungama.
Nadiadwala further added, “We are in talks. We’ll make the announcement soon,”.
Hera Pheri released in 2000 was directed by Priyadarshan, however the sequel Phir Hera Pheri released in 2006 was directed by Late actor-director Neeraj Vora. The much anticipated third installment of popular film has seen many changes over past few years. Earlier John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Suneil Shetty, and Paresh Rawal were set to appear in Hera Pheri 3 with Neeraj Vora as director.
Later, John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan distanced themselves from the project due to unknown reasons and Ahmed Khan was appointed as the director. However, on 11th May 2018, it was confirmed that Indra Kumar will direct Hera Pheri 3. But soon reports surfaced that Indra Kumar has been replaced by the original director Priyadarshan himself. It was also reported that Priyadarshan will direct the star cast of the original i.e. Akshay Kumar, Suneil Shetty, and Paresh Rawal in Hera Pheri 3. The report was later denied by Priyadarshan who stated that he is not interested in directing Hera Pheri 3.