Kartik Aaryan will star in Hera Pheri 3 as Akshay Kumar has reportedly stepped away from its franchise due to no clarity in script. Actor Paresh Rawal took to Twitter to confirm Kartik will be seen in Hera Pheri 3.
In an answer to a Twitter user’s question “@SirPareshRawal sir is it true that kartik aryan is doing Hera Pheri 3 ??” Rawal answered, “Yes it’s true.” The Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor will be taking on the role of Raju which was played by Akshay Kumar in the previous installments, while Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty will remain in their roles of Babu Bhaiyaa and Shyam, respectively.
Reacting to this news, one person wrote, “No Akshay, No Hera Pheri.” Another user commented, “Ye toh world cup mai haar se bhi zayada dukh bhara news hai.”
Third user wrote, “We want all 3 (Akshay, Suniel and Paresh) in the movie, no one can think of Hera Pheri 3 without Akshay.” Another twitterati wrote, “Sir Kartik Aryan se accha Vikalp Mehta ko le lijiye.”
There have also been rumors that Akshay Kumar is also opting out from the upcoming sequels of Awara Pagal Deewana, where he was to reprise his role of Guru Gulab Khatri, and Welcome where he played the character of Rajeev.
The first installment, Hera Pheri was directed by Priyadarshan, written by Neeraj Vora, and starred Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, and Paresh Rawal in the lead along with Tabu, Om Puri, and Gulshan Grover in pivotal roles, released in 2000. The second installment in the franchise, Phir Hera Pheri, released six years later in 2006, written and directed by Vora, where Shetty, Kumar, and Rawal reprised their roles as leads.
Kartik is on a roll after the blockbuster success of his latest film, Anees Bazmee’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. He is all set to star in a slew of productions: Hera Pheri 3, Satyaprem Ki Katha, Aashiqui 3 and Pyaar Ka Punchnama 3 being some of them.