Breaking: Akshay Kumar could be Back as Raju in Hera Pheri 3

Good News for Akshay Kumar fans Producer Firoz Nadiadwala reinitiated the conversations with the actor to be a part of Hera Pheri 3. Here’s the report.

Is Akshay back in Hera Pheri 3?

Hera Pheri is the most loved franchise in Hindi Cinema even today. The three prime characters Raju, Shyam, and Baburao have not just become iconic but also make an epic trio of Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, and Paresh Rawal.


In the last two months, Hera Pheri 3 has been in the news for various reasons, especially the casting of the comedy movie. Following Akshay Kumar’s exit, it was confirmed that Kartik Aaryan will be stepping into the shoes of the actor in a much-loved franchise. Also, Khiladi himself confirmed at a public event that he would no longer be doing Hera Pheri 3. Later on, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal confirmed the involvement of Kartik Aaryan in the film.

This development led to an outrage on social media, with fans of the franchise and cinema buffs starting a campaign, #NoAkshayNoHeraPheri to express their dismay with the idea of Hera Pheri without Akshay Kumar.

Conversations with the actor

Meanwhile, Firoz Nadiadwala and the new Hera Pheri team were in conversations with multiple directors, including Anees Bazmee and Raaj Shandilyaa, but nothing really worked out well with the script.


Now it seems Firoz has restarted the conversations with Akshay Kumar to return as Raju to the Hera Pheri franchise.

“While everything was on paper with regard to the casting of Hera Pheri 3 with Kartik Aaryan, the tides are now changing again. Over the last 10 days, Firoz has met Akshay Kumar a couple of times to sort out all the differences and get him back to the loved franchise. He realizes how iconic the character is and also acknowledges that the credit to make the character scale new heights goes to the way in which Akshay acted the part,” revealed a source close to the team, adding further that, Firoz has heard the common public sentiment of making Hera Pheri 3 with the original trio.