Anees Bazmee reveals why he said no to Hera Pheri 3; says, “Firoz didn’t have much of a story, let alone a script”
Previously it was reported that hitmaker Anees Bazmee was approached to direct the upcoming Hera Pheri 3 by Firoz Nadiadwala and now it has been announced that Farhad Samji has been roped in to helm the movie. Talking about this change, Anees Bazmee was asked why he is not a part of Hera Pheri to which the director gave some shocking answers.
“I met the producer Firoz Nadiadwala several times. He didn’t have much of a story let alone a script. Unhone jo mujhe idea bataya woh kuch jammee bahin (the idea he threw at me didn’t jell with me). Maina na keh diya (I said no),” said Anees.
“No script no hit. It’s as simple as that. Which is why I am taking so much time over my next screenplay, which will star Shahid Kapoor. I am going to finish writing it by the end of this month. Then there will be an announcement,” he added.
Further talking about Firoz Nadiadwala’s upcoming venture, Anees said, “After I declined the offer, I now hear the film is going to be directed by someone else (Farhad Samji). Akshay Kumar who was totally opposed to doing the film without a proper script has apparently agreed to come on board. I don’t know how or why. Only he will be able to tell. Speaking for myself, I am not part of that project anymore.”