Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan, who has been a sequel favourite for filmmakers, as seen in ‘Love Aaj Kal 2’ and ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’, has now been roped in for the third installment of the iconic 2000 comedy flick ‘Hera Pheri’.
The news comes after veteran actor Paresh Rawal confirmed it on Twitter while interacting with a netizen.
The user wrote, “@SirPareshRawal sir is it true that Kartik Aaryan is doing Hera Pheri 3?” to which he replied, “Yes it’s true.”
Yes it’s true . https://t.co/JtdI4Yp2nb
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) November 11, 2022
‘Hera Pheri’ starred Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, and Suniel Shetty as Raju, Baburao, and Ghanshyam. The cult classic was followed by a sequel titled ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ in 2006, and fans have been demanding the third installment in the franchise for over a decade now.
According to earlier reports, Kartik will step into Akshay’s shoes while Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty will be retained for their original parts.
Coming back to Kartik and his sequels, the actor has also come on board for ‘Aashiqui 3’. Anurag Basu has been roped in to direct the third part. The female lead has not been announced yet.
Kartik said, “The timeless classic ‘Aashiqui’ is something I grew up watching, and working on ‘Aashiqui 3’ is like a dream come true. I feel privileged yet grateful collaborating with Bhushan Kumar and Mukesh Bhatt for this opportunity. I’ve been a big fan of Anurag Basu’s work and collaborating with him on this one will definitely shape me in many ways.”
The original film, which was helmed by Mahesh Bhatt, had released in 1990 by T-Series and Vishesh Films. Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal became overnight sensations with their roles in the film. The franchise was revived in 2013 with ‘Aashiqui 2’, directed by Mohit Suri and starring Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur, which was also a box-office success.
Besides that, Kartik has films like, ‘Shehzada’, ‘Captain India’, ‘Freddy’ and ‘Satyaprem Ki Katha’ in his kitty.