This is not an exercise! Hera Pheri, the cult classic, is getting a sequel. The first film released in 2000 featured Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal. The stars reprized their roles as the original trio in the second film – Phir Hera Pheri, which was released in 2006. Since then, fans have been waiting for a third part. And now it looks like we’re closer than ever to getting it.
According to reports in a leading news portal, producer Firoz Nadiadwala has confirmed that Hera Pheri 3 will return to the comedy film franchise with Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal. He said fans will see the film “with the same star cast very soon.”
He added: “The story is in place and we are working on certain modalities. It will be made in the same way, preserving the innocence of the characters.”
He also said that the creators are taking extra care as it is a beloved franchise that has achieved great success. So far, the film’s director has not been locked up, but an announcement is reportedly coming soon.
Hera Pheri achieved cult following with its hilarious plot and perfectly cast lead trio. Although the first two films arrived years ago, the franchise still evokes references and is still used as meme fodder. What the sequel will look like remains to be seen.