After Paresh Rawal tweeted this Hera Pheri 3 will play a major role Kartik Aaryan, the original star of the Akshay Kumar franchise has confirmed that he will not be a part of the film. Akshay stated that the reason for his decision was due to some creative differences with the makers.
Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Akshay said, “Hera Phera was a part of me and I have fond memories of it. Mujhe bhi dukh hota hai ki itne saalon se woh movie bani nahi matlab uske aage ka part 3. (I’m also mad that this movie still hasn’t been made, part three.) We have to break things down. We have to start thinking in a different way.”
The actor said he wasn’t happy with the way things were shaping up. “The film was offered to me and I was told about it. But I wasn’t happy with the script, script and everything. I have to do what people want to see and that’s why I backed off, I took a step back. For me, it is a huge part of me, my life, my journey. Mujhe bhi bahut dukh ho raha hai. main khud bhi bahut dukhi hun iss baat se ki main kar nahi paa raha hun (I’m also very upset. I’m very upset that I’m not going to do this) because I’m not happy with how things turned out. That’s why I backed out,” he said.
Akshay also acknowledged the ‘No Raju no Hera Pheri’ trend on Twitter and said that he was very hurt and sad about not doing the film. He said, “As much as they are hurt, I myself am very hurt. It’s very sad, but at the same time unhone iss baat ko trend karaya, (they made this trend) thank you very much.” He concluded by adding, “I apologize to them (fans) that I will not be playing Hera Pheri. Sorry.”
Priyadarshan’s Hera Pheri was one of the biggest hits Akshay Kumar and is still considered a landmark in Hindi cinema.