Hera Pheri 3, the third film in a popular series from the Indian film industry, has been generating buzz for some time. Originally, Paresh Rawal, Abhishek Bachchan, and John Abraham were set to star in Hera Pheri 3, but John and Jr. Bachchan have since dropped out for reasons that are unclear.
The newest news has it that Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, and Paresh are all returning for the third chapter of the franchise and have already started filming. Although the film’s stars have gotten most of the attention, the film’s director, Farhad Samji, has been in the news just as much as Anees Bazmee has been in the news as he has replaced Bazmee.
When the third instalment became a topic of conversation, speculation mounted that the director of Bhool Bhualiyaa 2 will take over for this instalment. The latest reports, however, indicate that not everyone agrees.
Fans were taken aback when they saw online that Farhad Samji will be directing Hera Pheri 3. Anees Bazmee has broken his silence on leaving the project, revealing details that had hitherto been kept under wraps.
The director of BB 2 recently said in an interview that Akshay Kumar, like himself, initially wasn’t interested in doing the film without a screenplay.
Nevertheless, the director of the film has no idea what happened to get Kumar on board.
Anees Bazmee told Bollywood Hungama’s Subhash K. Jha that despite meeting with producer Firoz Nadiadwala many times, he never came up with an idea or screenplay.
“Unhone jo mujhe idea bataya woh kuch jammee nahin. Maina na keh diya,” said the filmmaker. Adding “No script no hit. It’s as simple as that.”
“After I declined the offer, I now hear the film is going to be directed by someone else (Farhad Samji). Akshay Kumar who was totally opposed to doing the film without a proper script has apparently agreed to come on board. I don’t know how or why. Only he will be able to tell. Speaking for myself, I am not part of that project anymore.”
Anees Bazmee was questioned in the same interview whether he decided not to participate because Firoz Nadiadwala owed him money from a previous project. “Yes, that too. But if I had liked the story idea I would have probably gone head. Lekin aisa kuch tha hi nahin,” he concluded.