Hera Pheri is not just a comedy movie; its an emotion. Over the years, it has created its own fan-following. Be it Baburao (Paresh Rawal) or Shyam (Suniel Shetty) or Raju (Akshay Kumar), every character has touched millions of hearts.
When some time back, the rumors of Hera Pheri 3 happening started, many netizens couldn’t control their happiness. Few months ago, Producer Firoz Nadiadwala confirmed working on Hera Pheri 3 and also mentioned that it would have the original cast. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, he mentioned,
“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,”
And, now, the internet is once again buzzing with Hera Pheri 3 for numerous reasons.
Finally, Paresh Rawal confirmed that Hera Pheri 3 is happening but there is a major twist. Turns out Kartik Aaryan will be replacing Akshay Kumar in the sequel. The news of Kartik coming on board surfaced after Akshay Kumar pulled out from the sequel. Even the news was confirmed by Paresh Rawal himself.
Yes it’s true . https://t.co/JtdI4Yp2nb— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) November 11, 2022
While many people may admire Kartik Aaryan, there are many who felt that Kartik Aaryan replacing Akshay in the franchise will ruin the whole spirit of Hera Pheri 3. People took to social media to share their disappointment with the makers’ decision. Many even mentioned that either makers get the original cast or don’t make a sequel.
Here’s how internet reacted to the news:
Ready Ho Jao Trend ke Liye …— Charllie #Selfiee 💫 (@Akkians_Old) November 11, 2022
Agar #HeraPheri3 Honga To Sirf @akshaykumar Nhi To Mass Boycott Hoga.. @TheAaryanKartik .
Replacing @akshaykumar in #HeraPheri3 is same crime as
Replacing @arungovil12 as LORD RAM in RAMAYAN . pic.twitter.com/ZJuHc7Tsdx— Aaryan Singh (@TheAaryanSingh_) November 11, 2022
Kartik can’t match even 1% of akki. Kartik don’t even know basics of comedy.overacting ki dukaan h kartik.har bar Tukka nhi lagega. BB2 was just a fluke— Jaz (@Jagdish3688) November 11, 2022
Boycott Hera pheri 3 without Akshay Kumar— Ashwani Rajput 🚩🚩 (@garhi_kumar) November 11, 2022
#HeraPheri3 without Akshay Kumar makes no sense to anyone pic.twitter.com/ijGXI2kqPS— Abhishek Lohia (अभिषेक लोहिया) (@JuniorLohia) November 11, 2022
When someone say they replaced Akshay kumar with Karthik aryan in Hera Pheri 3 , My reaction :-— axay patel🔥🔥 (@akki_dhoni) November 11, 2022
NO AKSHAY NO HERA PHERI3#AkshayKumar #HeraPheri3 pic.twitter.com/9Yp8MmtTXU
#AkshayKumar Is The Soul Of #HeraPheri #HeraPheri3 without @akshaykumar is like ‘Dahi Bada’ without ‘Dahi’ pic.twitter.com/vt43CVbNgV— Abhishek Lohia (अभिषेक लोहिया) (@JuniorLohia) November 11, 2022
Take any Damm movie of Akshay Kumar and remake it with any actor you want but don’t even think of casting any other actor as Raju in #HeraPheri3 .
#AkshayKumar is the prime reason for making #HeraPheri series an emotion for all of us.
NO AKSHAY NO HERA PHERI3 pic.twitter.com/XbKx0KEMwn— Ankit Anand (@iamankitanands) November 11, 2022
‘Hera Pheri’ without Akshay Kumar is like, ‘Pyaar ka Punchnama’ without Kartik Aaryan.#HeraPheri3 | #AkshayKumar𓃵 | #KartikAaryan pic.twitter.com/uerjrVspJR— Dhaval Balai (@DhavalBalai) November 11, 2022
#HeraPheri3— Akansha Tripathi (@Akansha_05_2000) November 11, 2022
I am neither an #AkshayKumar or #SunilShetty fan nor a hater of @TheAaryanKartik but I have already started disliking #KartikAaryan for signing this movie….we want the OG trio of @akshaykumar , @SirPareshRawal and @SunielVShetty otherwise we won’t watch .
The internet’s verdict is that the iconic character of Raju played by Akshay Kumar is so pure that no one else can fit in. It might be too early to say that Kartik will be playing the role of Raju as nothing has been confirmed by the makers yet. Let’s hope the makers soon share some information.