This is not a drill! Hera Pheri, the cult classic is getting another sequel. The first film, released in 2000, starred Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal. The stars reprise their roles as the original trio in their second film, Phir Hera Pheri, released in 2006. Since then, fans have been waiting for a third installment. And now, it looks like we’re closer than ever to getting it.
According to reports from leading news portals, producer Firoz Nadiadwala has confirmed that Hera Pheri 3 will be returning to the comedy film franchise with Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal. Fans will “soon have the same star cast” to watch the film, he said.
He added, “The story is in place and we’re working on certain modes. It will be made in the same way, keeping the characters pure.”
He also said the makers are taking extra care because it’s a well-loved franchise that has been a huge success. So far, the director of the film has not been locked in, but it will reportedly be announced soon.
Hera Pheri has achieved cult status with her hilarious plot and impeccable cast. While the first two films came out a few years ago, the series still sparks references and continues to be used as meme fodder. It remains to be seen how the sequel will play out.