This is not a drill! Hera Pheri, the cult classic comedy is getting another sequel. The first film which was released in 2000 featured Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal. The stars reprised 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 instalment. 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 Hera Pheri 3 with Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal returning to the comedy film franchise. He said that fans will get to see the film “very soon with the same star cast.”
He added, “The story is in place, and we are working on certain modalities. It’ll be made in the same way, retaining the innocence of the characters.”
He also said that the makers are taking extra care since it is a beloved franchise that has garnered great success. So far, the film’s director has not been locked in but an announcement is reportedly coming soon.
Hera Pheri achieved cult status with its hilarious plot and the perfectly cast lead trio. While the first two films arrived years ago, the franchise still sparks references and continues to be used as meme fodder. It remains to be seen how the sequel will pan out.