Fans are in for a treat as producer Firoz Nadiadwala confirms that the third film in the Heri Pheri franchise will take place soon. The 2000 cult classic, Hera Pherifeatured Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal, and was later followed by a second installment, titled Phir Hera Pheri in 2006, with Bipasha Basu and Rimi Sen added to the cast. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Firoz Nadiadwala said that the story of the third film in the works with the original star is in place. Bollywood Hungama quoted him as saying: “You will soon see it with the same constellation – Akshay jiParesh bhai and Suniel ji. The story is in place, and we are working on certain modalities. It will be done in the same way and retain the innocence of the characters. “
He added that the success of the franchise could not be taken for granted and if it was kept in mind, the producers were “extra careful” regarding the content of the film. “We can not take achievements from the past for granted. So, we have to be extra careful in terms of our content, story, screenplay, characters, manners etc,” Nadiadwala said.
The producer has revealed that the producers are compiling a shortlist of who will direct the upcoming film. “We will make the announcement soon,” he said. Hera Pheri2000, was a comedy film directed by Priyadarshan, who is also an award-winning name in Malayalam films.
The film revolves around two tenants and a money-hungry landlord. They happen to get a ransom call via a cross link that results in a comedy for bugs while trying to claim the ransom money for themselves.