Director Anees Bazmee is in a fix as Akshay Kumar has opted out of Hera Pheri 3 owing to differences with producer Firoz Nadiadwala. Reasons for the Firoz-Akshay spat are not known but Akshay has firmly told Anees that he will not act in Hera Pheri 3.
But, an adamant Firoz Nadiadwala wants to go ahead with the film without Akshay. Sources say that he is planning Hera Pheri 3 with Abhishek Bachchan playing Akshay’s role, Nana Patekar reprising the role of Paresh Rawal and Sanjay Dutt in place of Suniel Shetty.
It is not yet clear whether Anees Bazmee will direct Hera Pheri 3 or not because of his proximity to Akshay Kumar.