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.
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.
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.