I can't afford Akshay Kumar, says Feroz Nadiadwala

By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Producer Feroz Nadiadwala waited for four years for Akshay Kumar to return to the third instalment of "Hera Pheri" before they parted ways because of the price factor.

"I first started discussing the third 'Hera Pheri' movie with Akshay in 2006. I never wanted to make it without him. It's sad that we couldn't come to an agreement. Akshay is like a brother. But I can't afford him. I hope we work together again very soon," said Feroz.

With Akshay gone, Feroz had to change the entire cast of "Hera Pheri".

Now Abhishek Bachchan plays Akshay's role, Nana Patekar has stepped into Paresh Rawal's shoes and Sanjay Dutt has been cast in place of Suniel Shetty.

This, according to Feroz, would remain the lineup of actors for the "Hera Pheri" films to come.

Feroz is delighted with the script that Anees Bazmi has come up with for "Hera Pheri 3". "It's going to be one of the funniest comedies in living memory," he said.

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