Hera Pheri is a cult classic film franchise, soon coming with its third installment. Be it Babu Bhaiya, Shyam, or Raju, each character is unique in their own way. No wonder why fans are so excited about the film. However, several reports confirm that in Hera Pheri 3, we will not see Akshay Kumar portraying the iconic Raju. Kartik Aaryan has now replaced Akshay Kumar in the film. While it is saddening for many fans, the real reason behind this development has now been revealed.
If you are curious to know why such a significant change in the casting took place, then you are at the right place. Read on to know the full scoop.
Akshay Kumar Walks Out Of Hera Pheri 3
Beans have been spilled. It is now official that Akshay Kumar has walked out of the third installment of Hera Pheri. As per the reports of Bollywood Hungama, filmmaker Firoz Nadiadwala was having a conversation with both Akshay and Kartik over the last weeks. However, the decision to choose Kartik was made after much deliberation. Spoiler alert, it was all because of money.
Bollywood Hungama cited a source revealing that Akshay Kumar was demanding Rs 90 crore as his fee with some additional share of profit as his remuneration. On the other hand, Kartik was on board with working for Rs 30 crore. Firoz went to the satellite and digital players. There he realized that working with Kartik would bestow him with more lucrative returns. The difference between their demanded remunerations was Rs 60 crores. Furthermore, Firoz also found that there was only Rs 15 crore less for Kartik than Akshay when fetching money from satellite and digital players. All in all, he was saving Rs 45 crore.
Nonetheless, Firoz tried to convince Ram Setu actor, but he did not budge. Firoz was left with no choice but to move ahead with starring Kartik as the new Raju in Hera Pheri 3.
Kartik Aaryan Is All Set For The Film
After the success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Kartik is a hot property. Consequently, Firoz Nadiadwala is placing his stakes on him. Firoz feels that Kartik is the best fit for the role of Raju. In fact, it is said that the entire script has been worked on keeping Kartik’s image in mind.
As per specific reports, “Hera Pheri 3 warrants the presence of a young Raju.” The script is said to be solid and will do justice to the Hera Pheri franchise.
The film is going to be directed by Anees Bazmee. Whether or not Kartik can deliver what the world seeks from Raju will be fun to witness. Let’s see how the fans will react to the film.
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