'Remove Farhad Samji from Here Phera 3' trends on social media; fan clubs express their concerns
Now that Akshay Kumar has joined, the fans aren't too happy with director Farhad Samji directing the project, which also stars Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal.
Hera Pheri 3 continues to be the hot topic of debate even today. Once the actor stated he had opted out of the franchise, fans first requested the producers to bring him back for the third installment. Now that he has joined, the fans aren't too happy with director Farhad Samji directing the project, which also stars Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal.
One of Kumar's most well-known fan clubs on Twitter, Akkistan, urged moviegoers to band together and make the hashtag "Remove Farhad Samji from Hera Pheri" trend on Friday night. It is also one of the most popular trends on social media. A popular fanclub's Twitter account, Akkistan, posted on Friday night.
Neeraj Raut, the owner of the fanclub says, “Starting from Entertainment (2014), Housefull 3 (2016), Housefull 4 (2019), and the latest Bachchan Pandey (2022), none of Farhad’s films have helped Akshay sir at the box office or content-wise. In fact, it has caused only more damage to his image than do any good.”
Since Samji's most recent project, the web series Pop Kaun? garnered unfavourable reviews from a variety of sources, there was a greater clamour for a different director for Hera Pheri 3. "Akkians were against him from the moment this news broke, but we waited until this Pop Kaun? show debuted, and now we are certain he should harm a beloved franchise that has previously received praise from both critics and consumers. His content is becoming more cringe with every passing production," rues Raut, who has also penned an open letter to Kumar, begging him and the producers to reconsider the decision.
Various trade analysts also shared their opinions on the subject, and we can only wait to see what the makers decide and what is in store for 'Hera Pheri 3.'