The thrid edition of laughter riot Hera Pheri promises a brand new director and an entirely new cast.
Producer Firoz Nadiadwala has roped in Aneez Bazmee as director of the new film. If buzz is to be believed, Abhishek Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Nana Patekar will replace Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty.
A source tells Mumbai Mirror, “Hera Pheri is Firoz Nadiadwala’s biggest hit till date. Although his other films might have made more money, Hera Pheri is said to be one of the best comedies made in the last few years. The Priyadarshan directed Hera Pheri had not opened well but it picked up and went on to become a huge hit. After that, Firoz made Phir Hera Pheri with the same cast but directed by Neeraj Vora. The third sequel is being planned for some time now.”
Apparently Akshay and Firoz had some differences and the filmmaker decided to replace him with Abhishek.
The source added, “Akshay and Firoz could not come to a conclusion and Firoz then decided to completely change the cast of his film, which will now be titled New Hera Pheri. Initially he had only thought of replacing Akshay with Abhishek (guess that would have been too personal) but later he decided to make a fresh team.”
The search for the leading lady is still on. Anyone for this new Hera Pheri?