Paresh Rawal confirmed in a tweet that Kartik Aaryan will be a part of the upcoming film Hera Pheri 3. Following his tweet, Akshay Kumar fans and fans of the Hera Pheri franchise took to Twitter to show their love for the actor and his comedy films.
They used the hashtag 'no Akshay, no Hera Pheri' along with emotional tributes to the film, and requested the makers to bring back the actor, who has starred in the first two films in the franchise, Hera Pheri (2000) and Phir Hera Pheri (2006).
On Friday, when a fan asked Paresh if Kartik is doing Hera Pheri 3, he replied with a tweet, "Yes, it's true." However, the veteran actor did not reveal the remaining cast of the film or if Akshay Kumar would be a part of it. Meanwhile, reports of Akshay opting out of the film because of the 'quality of the script' were also shared online. Reacting to the latest developments, fans took to Twitter to express their shock and disappointment.
Many said they wanted to see Akshay in Hera Pheri 3, and not Kartik, who was last seen in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, a standalone sequel to the Akshay-starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007).
A fan tweeted, "I thought all of this was fake news so that the makers and Akshay could make a big announcement about the movie. I hope the hero of Hera Pheri 3 is Akshay only, and not Kartik."
Another fan said, "If Paresh Rawal is the heart of Hera Pheri series then Akshay Kumar is the soul. Without Akshay, Hera Pheri 3 will be like a dead body without a soul. No Akshay, no Hera Pheri."
A fans also tweeted, "Was waiting for so many years, today this is not just news, it is the day of breaking the hearts of thousands of millions of Akshay Kumar fans…" Another tweet read, "Without Akshay Kumar this movie will flop and won't have that vibe anymore, although I like Kartik Aaryan, but we waited years for Akki sir (Akshay) and now this is absolutely frustrating."
Hera Pheri was a comedy film directed by Priyadarshan. It starred Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal in prominent roles. It was a big hit at the box office.