Akshay Kumar demands 50 crore for ‘Hera Pheri 3’

‘Hera Pheri’ is a famous comedy movie franchise. The past two films were blockbusters and made impressive collections at the box office. The third edition is in the making and Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty will be reprising their roles. It is rumoured that Khiladi Kumar who played the lead in both the previous films demanded a sum of Rs. 50 crore to star in ‘Hera Pheri 3’.

However, producers conferred that the amount being demanded will not be offered. Due to what producers have labelled as unreasonable demands, Akshay Kumar will not be seen in the forthcoming edition of ‘Hera Pheri’.

While Akshay remained unavailable, the makers and close sources revealed quite a lot of information. According to them Akshay was being considered for the film as he has been part of the franchise, since the beginning. There were several sessions of deliberations and due to the prolonged discussions the production was getting delayed.

Later when Akshay’s demand was put forward, the producers denied it right away. In their opinion the amount was in no way justified. The two other leading actors were cast long ago and had gladly accepted the roles and the fees that were offered according to them. Makers of ‘Hera Pheri 3’ decided they had had enough and could not stand any further delays.

Now the casting is done and viewers will soon be seeing John Abraham take over Askhay’s role. Another noteworthy and welcome addition to the cast is that of Abhishek Bachchan. He has also been cast in one of the lead roles. The popular duo of ‘Dostana’ is likely to repeat the magic and exhibit the same chemistry as it did before. This time however, there will be no gay angle.

Immensely talented and globally renowned actor Irrfan Khan was cast to play a vital role quite early on. He also completed several sequences, but since his health deteriorated makers were forced to cast Abhishek for the same role. This angered Irrfan as he was informed after the replacement was finalized. Irrfan Khan may or may not receive another role. Speculations continue as no official statement has been released.      

Fans of the ‘Hera Pheri’ franchise are sure to miss Akshay and his comic timing in ‘Hera Pheri 3’. The trio of Paresh, Suniel and Akshay will remain incomplete but it will be interesting to witness the effects of the brand new character and its addition to the madness of ‘Hera Pheri’.