The news is out. Priyadarshan is once again directing his trio, Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal, for producer Ratan Jain in a film that may or may not be a take-off on Hera Pheri. The comic caper could also mark the comeback of a jodi — Akshay Kumar-Priyanka Chopra — who have teamed up in four hits Andaaz, Aitraaz, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Waqt – Race Against Time.
The pair had amicably agreed not to team up again after Waqt following escalating rumours of a link-up. There was talk that Akshay’s wife, Twinkle, was upset with him over Priyanka. To prevent his marriage from breaking up, Akshay had sworn to stay away from the former Miss World, both personally and professionally.
Talks are on, now that Akshay’s career is peaking and Priyanka could do with a hit, the pair could get together. Sources close to the production house, Venus, inform us that Jain has had a series of meetings with Priyanka Chopra’s secretary Chand Mishra. According to the source, Chopra has not signed any film lately and has dates available for next year. The Priyadarshan project was expected to commence shooting some time in September but due to a lack of Kumar’s dates, has been postponed to next year.