Hera Pheri 3 upcoming Bollywood movie controversy
Hera Pheri is an Indian comedy film series. The title Hera Pheri translates to Monkey Business. The first film of the series was directed by Priyadarshan, and the movie was produced by A.G. Nadiadwala. The next sequel of the film series was directed by Neeraj Vora. The upcoming film Hera Pheri 3 is going to be directed by Priyadarshan and produced by Firoz Nadiadwala. The first film Hera Pheri was the remake of the Ramji Rao Speaking which is a Malayalam film. The plot of the second film was inspired by Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The circus plot was taken from the film The Circus starring Charlie Chaplin. The main casts of the two film series are Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal. The third sequel of the series is in the process of development.
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In Bollywood, it is the twenty-ninth highest grossing film series and has become a cult film in the years since its release. The second part of the film series ended with a cliffhanger. The third part of the films series was in the process of development but the production was delayed due to some issues at that point of time and the project was halted. After that in the year 2017 director Neeraj Vora decided to take the project and was beginning to direct the film. But the main cast of the film series decided not to reprise their roles for the upcoming movie mainly Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar. So the director thought of replacing the roles with actors such as Abhishek Bachchan, Nana Patekar, and John Abraham. The main reason for not directing the movie back at that time was due to Neeraj Vora who suffered from a massive stroke and was in coma. His health didn’t improve and later he died which led to throwing the film’s future in doubt.
After that in May 2018, it was confirmed that the third part of the film series will be directed by Indra Kumar, and the roles of the characters will be played by the previous cast only. But after that on 28 February 2019, the director gave an update on the third part of the film series and stated that the film will have high VFX. The film was said to start at the end of the year. The script was in the process of making and the director stated that she was busy from the last three months because she was working on another project and was busy with Total Dhamaal.
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The film was supposed to go on floors in the year 2020 and hit the theaters in the year 2021. The third part of the film series was going to be the continuation of the previous two films. The major news was reported in November 2022, that Akshay Kumar will not appear in the third film. The actor Paresh Rawal tweeted that actor Karthik Aaryan will replace Akshay Kumar in the third part of the film series. The film will go on floors in the year 2023, and the director of the film will be Anees Bazmee. Regarding Hera Pheri 3 movie, there have been many controversies going in the media but the major one is concerning Akhsay Kumar not being a part of the funny trio. In this article, we are going to look at the controversy surrounding Akshay Kumar for the film Hera Pheri 3 and the main reason behind the controversy.
Hera Pheri 3 Controversy
The actor Kamaal R Khan frequently makes headlines in the Bollywood for his controversial comments. Recently the actor stated that attracted the attention of netizens revealing that Akshay Kumar will not be a part of the upcoming film of the Hera Pheri film franchise. Akshay Kumar is getting ready for his other projects that include his upcoming films namely An Action Hero, Selfiee, OMG 2, Capsule Gill, and one more untitled remake of the south film named Soorari Pottru.
In the meantime, Kamaal R Khan tweeted and made an announcement of Twitter by saying that the filmmaker Neeraj Panday will soon announce his next film project named Baby 2, which is sequel to Baby movie starring Akshay Kumar and indirectly hinting that he won’t be a part of the third film of the Hera Pheri series and hinted his exit from Hera Pheri 3.
The Main Reason behind the Controversy
The main reason behind the controversy stated by the actor is that he was not satisfied with the script, screenplay, and everything. Akshay Kumar took a step behind because he has to act according to what people want to see in the film. According to a source, the producer Firoz Nadiadwala spoke to Akshay Kumar for Hera Pheri 3 but the actor had two conditions before he started working for the film. The first condition was that he wanted Raaj Shaandilyaa to direct this film. He is the director of the Dream Girl film released in 2019. The main reason why Akshay Kumar wanted him to direct the film is that he thought Raaj Shaandilyaa knew how to handle a masala comic casper plot film. The second condition of Akshay Kumar was that he wanted 70% of the profit sharing and due to his second condition Firoz Nadiadwala refused and Raaj Shaandilyaa also refused humbly stating that Hera Pheri film series is an iconic franchise and he would not be able to do justice with it.
Before 2 years back, the project was taken by Indra Kumar but it didn’t materialize. Raaj Shaandilyaa also admitted that he was offered the film and he wanted to approach the film but he refused because the dates were clashing with his other projects, and so he could not take up this project. Some sources say that Hera Pheri 3 is the most awaited sequel and the popularity of this series and its fan following is more than any other film franchises in Bollywood. The third part of the film needs an able director like Raaj Shaandilyaa. It was initially supposed to be directed by Neeraj Vora but due to unexpected circumstances he died from a stroke and passed away on December 14, 2017. The director Firoz Nadiadwala was the one that took care of him and helped him convert his room in his Juhu Bungalow into a fully-functional ICU. According to different sources, these are the news surrounding the controversy related to the Hera Pheri 3 movie.