Suniel Shetty has apparently walked out of 'Hera Pheri 3' due to creative differences with the makers
If the latest buzz doing the industry rounds is to be believed, Suniel Shetty has walked out of the third installment of the 'Hera Pheri' franchise. The actor, who played Shyam in the series, has apparently quit the project owing to creative differences with the makers.
According to a source close to the actor, the lack of planning got to Suniel. "The script of the film hasn't been finalised. The shoot was to begin by June 12 in Nagpur which was later shifted to Mumbai and hasn't been shot yet. In addition to the above, a month long schedule in Dubai was wrapped up in two to three days," says the source.
"Suniel Shetty quit the project three to four days ago. Due to the back and forth a lot of time was being wasted," he adds.
However, director Neeraj Vohra denies the news and says, "No, not at all. Suniel hasn't walked out of the project."
Producer Firoz Nadiadwala and Suniel Shetty remained unavailable for comment, but a source close to the actor confirms the news and says, "He has walked out of the project owing to creative differences."
A lot has been reported about the film's casting issues. Apparently, Akshay Kumar refused to be a part of 'Hera Pheri 3' due to money issues. Irrfan Khan was allegedly unceremoniously ousted of the project without his knowledge and was replaced by Abhishek Bachchan. Also, Riteish Deshmukh was approached for John Abraham's role, but he declined it as nothing about the film was planned.
'Hera Pheri 3' and its casting issues