Rumours have been rife of late that the third instalment of the successful Hindi film franchise Hera Pheri (2000) has been put on the backburners, because neither the makers were able to crack an interesting idea to take the series forward nor the actors had combination dates to shoot the film.
However, if latest reports are to be believed, Hera Pheri 3 is back on track once again. Actor Suniel Shetty, who plays Shyam in the franchise, has confirmed that the third instalment is expected to go on the floors towards the end of the year.
Priyadarshan, who helmed the first part of the series, is expected to return to direct the third instalment. “Talks are on with Priyadarshan for the third part. It should happen by the end of the year. There is a lot of discussion around it. I am excited about it,” the actor told an Indian daily.
Shetty went on to add that he does not like the second instalment of the franchise as much as he loves its predecessor. “I don’t love Phir Hera Pheri (2006) as much as I liked the first one. (It had) honesty, great writing and the pure genius of Priyadarshan. I am looking forward to doing a lot of good work, be it here or in the South in a few years. I am doing roles that suit me,” said Suniel Shetty.
The Hera Pheri franchise stars Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal in lead roles.