Priyadarshan had directed the first film in the Hera Pheri franchise. The film will see a time-leap and the actors will play characters closer to their ages. Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal are reportedly returning to reprise their roles of Raju, Shyam and Baburao Ganpatrao Apte, respectively.
However, this reunion has taken longer than expected and we will have to wait some more to watch Raju, Shyam and Baburao Ganpatrao Apte’s crazy antics to unravel on the big screen. After almost a year, it is now being reported that Indra is no longer a part of the franchise, and producer Firoz Nadiadwala has brought back Priyadarshan on board. The director confirmed that he has been in talks with Akshay, Suniel and Firoz for Hera Pheri 3, adding that it would be a while before he got to it. “I am currently busy with my Malayalam film, Marakkar: The Lion of Arabian Sea. It is a huge film and I will only think about Hera Pheri after this one is out of my system. Nothing is concrete as of yet,” said Priyadarshan.
Neeraj Vora was working on Hera Pheri 3 before he passed away in 2017. Priyadarshan will work with his team to develop his Neeraj’s idea into a screenplay. “While the leads are eager to reunite, they don’t want to sign the film just to milk the brand. They are waiting for a narration,” the source informed. The basic idea of the film was written by the late actor-filmmaker Neeraj, who also directed the second instalment, and Priyadarshan will work with his team to develop it into a screenplay. “While the leads are eager to reunite, they don’t want to sign the film just to milk the brand. They are waiting for a narration,” the source informed.