Akshay Kumar, Suneil Shetty and Paresh Rawal starrer, Hera Pheri 3 to go on floors by the end of this year.
The film is to be directed by Indra Kumar, and was previously scheduled to go on floors by December last year, however things could not proceed due to issues in the script.
A Mumbai Mirror report stated, “The delays happened due to the issues in the script. Hera Pheri is an iconic franchise and the team is in no hurry to take it on the floors. Though everyone is excited, no one wants to compromise on the script for a substandard product to capitalise on the franchise’s power.”
Director Indra Kumar has been reportedly working on the script of the film with his team of writers since May last year.
The filmmaker will reportedly start working on the second half of the film after the release of his forthcoming movie Total Dhamaal.
“At present, the film is in the scripting stage. Indra Kumar has been working with his team of writers on the story since May last year and has already locked the first half while the second half requires some more work. He will jump into it after the release of his upcoming directorial, Total Dhamaal,” the source told Mumbai Mirror.
It was earlier reported that Akshay Kumar, who is reprising his role in the film, had initially walked out of the project after an argument with the producer of the film Firoz Nadiadwala. However, it has been now reported that “everything has been resolved”.
Hera Pheri has been a hit franchise with it’s most popular one which released back in 2008 which had Akshay Kumar as Raju, Paresh Rawal as Baburao Ganpatrao Apte and Suneil Shetty as Ghanshyam.
The first and the second were directed by Priyadarshan and Neeraj Vora respectively.
Neeraj Vora, who died in 2017, had reportedly started working on the third installment of the film and had finalised the story, screenplay and dialogues.