The success of Phir Hera Pheri has infused faith in sequels. With the sequel to Hera Pheri fetching an extra-ordinary start at the box-office, producer Firoz A. Nadiadwala has decided to continue with the Hera Pheri series by making its third installment now. Yes, after Phir Hera Pheri, there's going to be Hera Pheri III.
"Oh yes, the third part of Hera Pheri is 100% on," Nadiadwala sounds super excited as he discloses plans of the third installment, "The escapades of Raju, Shyam and Baburao will continue. There's no stopping them now. In fact, Khadak Singh [Om Puri], who featured in the first part [Hera Pheri], will now return in the third part. Besides, we will introduce a number of new characters in the third installment."
But will the principal star cast change or will Akshay and Suniel team up again? Reportedly, the two actors had a major showdown after a close-door screening of Phir Hera Pheri, with Suniel accusing Akshay of editing his role in the final cut of the film. "Of course, both Akshay and Suniel will feature in Hera Pheri III. All misunderstandings have been sorted out and the two have decided to be a part of Hera Pheri III. In fact, we resolved the differences a few days before Phir Hera Pheri hit the screens," he clarifies.
Nadiadwala is yet to finalize a title for Hera Pheri III. "We may add a word before Hera Pheri. There are two/three options, but we've yet to zero in on the final title," he states. Neeraj Vora, who scripted-directed Phir Hera Pheri, will direct Hera Pheri III as well.