The dosti between John Abraham and producer Firoz Nadiadwala is final. After Welcome Back, Akshay Kumar has been replaced by John Abraham in Hera Pheri 3. And John Abraham's romantic lead on this project would be a young pretty model-turned-actress Sakshi Chowdhary. Though the girl from Dehradun is being kept strictly under wraps by the protective producer as he wishes to unveil his debutante elaborately, one got to know of the newcomer after Firoz was overheard raving about Sakshi whom he had seen in a South Indian film.
Says the source, "When Firoz met the young hopeful actress, he was very impressed by her confidence poise and beauty. Firoz immediately signed Sakshi for a 3-film deal. The first of these would be the long-delayed third film in the Hera Pheri franchise which got stalled after Firoz's fall-out with Akshay. John has now taken over the franchise. The leading lady just fell into place when Sakshi walked into Firoz's office."
Sakshi Chowdhary is the winner of Gladrags 2011. She has done a Telugu film Portugadu opposite Manoj Manchu.