Years back, Bollywood actors Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar's came together for an evergreen comedy-drama 'Hera Pheri' which made its place in the list of favorites of the viewers. The film which got a sequel back in 2006, has been in talks for the third installment for quite a while now. However, there weren't many updates on the same.
Recently, actor Suniel Shetty who takes up one of the lead roles in the 'Hera Pheri franchise confirmed the making of the third installment of the film and said that he is excited about the same. The actor in a recent interview revealed that the team will start working on the film by the end of this year.
"Talks are on with Priyadarshan for the third part. It should happen by the end of the year. There is a lot of discussion around it. I am excited about it," Shetty told PTI in an interview.
Talking about the film franchise, Shetty further said, "People loved and related to the honesty, simplicity and the struggle of these three men in the film and found humour in the struggle. I don't love 'Phir Hera Pheri' as much as I liked the first one. (It had) honesty, great writing and the pure genius of Priyadarshan"
Directed by Priyadarshan, 'Hera Pheri' released in 2000 following which the trio returned with a sequel 'Phir Hera Pheri' in 2006, which was helmed by late director Neeraj Vora. It revolved around a quirky, kind-hearted garage owner Baburao Ganpatrao Apte (Rawal), a cunning loafer Raju (Kumar) and a struggling pauper Shyam (Shetty).
This sure will be not just good news, but great news for has 'Hera Pheri' fans. This film hit theatres in 2000 and still continues to leave the audience in splits, the second installment of the film did not fare well at the box office, but we have our hopes high with the third installment.
Meanwhile, the 57-year-old actor who was last seen in Sidharth Malhotra's 2017 venture 'A Gentleman' is roped for a number of South Indian ventures. Talking about the same, the actor said those are 'interesting films' where he will be taking up the roles that suit him.
(With inputs from PTI)
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