Due to popular demand, Firoz Nadiadwala has restarted talks with Akshay Kumar about reprising his role as Raju in the Hera Pheri franchise. Earlier, as per reports, it was stated that Kartik Aaryan appears to have replaced Akshay Kumar in the upcoming Hera Pheri sequel! Yes, you read that correctly. Not only that, but Paresh Rawal confirmed the news on his Twitter account. According to reports, Khiladi Kumar was dissatisfied with the quality and vision of the sequels and decided to leave the project!
At a public event, Khiladi confirmed that he would no longer be doing Hera Pheri 3. Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal later confirmed Kartik Aaryan’s involvement in the film. The news sparked outrage on social media, with fans of the franchise and moviegoers launching a hashtag campaign, #NoAkshayNoHeraPheri, to express their displeasure with the prospect of Hera Pheri without Akshay Kumar.
There has been a lot of Hera Pheri activity surrounding the casting of Hera Pheri 3. It was previously reported that Akshay Kumar would appear in three films: Hera Pheri 3, Awara Pagal Deewana 2, and Welcome 3. Producer Firoz Nadiadwala and actor Akshay Kumar have been in talks for quite some time, and the reports have piqued the interest of all Khiladi fans. Just days after the reports surfaced, it was revealed that Hera Pheri 3 will star Kartik Aaryan rather than Akshay Kumar.
Hera Pheri 3 was announced earlier this decade, starring Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Suniel Shetty, and Paresh Rawal. After shooting for over a month, the film was halted in the middle for a variety of reasons. The sequel to Welcome was also attempted in 2015 as Welcome Back, starring John Abraham, but the film failed to live up to the original.
As per reports, @akshaykumar could be back in #HeraPheri3… Fans have been awaiting with bated breath for this announcement, hopefully this becomes official…. We are excited about the news. You?#AkshayKumar𓃵 #siddharthkannan #sidk pic.twitter.com/wydFdj3Jom
— Siddharth Kannan (@sidkannan) December 5, 2022
After all of the Hera Pheri surrounding the casting, it appears that Akshay Kumar was bound to reprise his role as Raju. With the love of fans from all over the world pouring in over the last few weeks for Akshay’s character in Hera Pheri, we can surmise that “all that begins well, ends well.”