Finally, Firoz Nadiadwala’s two iconic comedy franchises featuring Akshay Kumar, Hera Pheri 3 and Welcome 3, have announced. While Welcome To The Junge (Welcome 3) begins soon, Hera Pheri 3 is slated to go on floors in 2024. Being one of the highest-paid actors in the Hindi film industry, a recent report suggests that he has decided to cut his fees for the upcoming movies.
As per the report by Bollywood Hungama, “Akshay Kumar was himself very sad when he heard that Kartik Aaryan was replacing him in Hera Pheri 3. He read all the reactions of fans and media people and then decided to sort out all the differences with Firoz Nadiadwala, and thereby return to the franchise. He has done it for all his fans, who wanted to see him as Raju and Rajeev,”.
“Akshay knew that Firoz Nadiadwala isn’t in best of financial condition, however, was very well aware that the basic idea of Welcome 3 and Hera Pheri 3 have potential to emerge as a humongous blockbuster. To start with, he first decided to completely sacrifice his fees, and entered into a profit-sharing model with Firoz Nadiadwala on entire revenue. Firoz wanted to retain the IP, and hence he has complete control over the IP, however, he will be sharing revenue with Akshay in a pre-decided ratio,” the source explained to Bollywood Hungama.
The source further explained, “On letting go of the fees, he sat down with Firoz to carve out an exit plan by getting a studio on board. He personally spoke to Jio Studios and got them on board to partner with Firoz Nadiadwala. Once Jio came on board, it was one arrow, 3 solutions – Firoz got out of his debts, the franchises were revived and Akshay will be getting his share of profit from Jio, without any risk of films getting shelved.”
Apart from this two, Kumar will be making his Marathi movie debut with Mahesh Manjrekar directorial Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat. He will be seen playing the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He also has movies like Mission Raniganj and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan.