Producer Feroz Nadiadwala waited for four years for Akshay Kumar to return to the third film in the Hera Pheri series. But finally they parted ways because of the money factor. Now, Feroz had to change the entire cast of Hera Pheri.
Now Abhishek Bachchan plays Akshay Kumar's role. Nana Patekar has stepped into Paresh Rawal's role, And Sanjay Dutt plays Suniel Shetty's part. This, according to Nadiadwala, would remain the line-up of actors for the Hera Pheri films to come.
The parting with Akshay over Hera Pheri has left Feroz distressed. "I first started discussing the third Hera Pheri movie with Akshay in 2006. I never wanted to make it without him. It's sad that we couldn't come to an agreement. Akshay is like a brother. But I can't afford him. I hope we work together again very soon."
Feroz is delighted with the script that Anees Bazmee has come up with the new Hera Pheri film.
"It's going to be one of the funniest comedies in living memory," promises Feroz.