Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan is on a roll. Not only ‘Aashiqui 3’ but he will also feature in the third part of the hit comedy franchise ‘Hera Pheri’.
On Friday, veteran actor Paresh Rawal, the main face of ‘Hera Pheri’, took to Twitter and confirmed that Kartik is a new addition to the cast.
A fan on Twitter asked a question by tagging Paresh Rawal, “@Sir PareshRawal sir, is it true that Kartik Aaryan is doing Hera Pheri 3??” To which, Paresh tweeted, “Yes it is true.”
Reportedly, Akshay Kumar has stepped away from the franchise due to no clarity in the script.
During an interaction with Hindustan Times, Akshay confirmed the same and said, “Hera Pheri has been a part of me. Like a lot of people, I have good memories. Mujhe bhi dukh hota hai (I feel bad as well) that in so many years, part 3 hasn’t been made. But like I said we have to dismantle things.”
He continued, “The film was offered to me but I was not satisfied with the script. I have to do what people want to see. That is why, I backed out. I took a step behind. It is a part of my life and journey for me. I am also very sad that I can’t do it. But I am not happy with how the creative things have shaped out.”
Directed by Priyadarshan, ‘Hera Pheri’ was released in 2000. It featured Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, and Tabu in the lead roles. The second part, which came out in 2006, was directed by the late Neeraj Vora. It featured Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Suniel Shetty, Bipasha Basu, Rajpal Yadav, and Rimi Sen in the lead roles.
Official confirmation from Kartik and ‘Hera Pheri 3’ makers is still awaited.