Akshay Kumar turns down Hera Pheri, Welcome and Awara Pagal Deewana sequels: Reports

According to latest reports, the talks between the actor and Firoz Nadiadwala seems to fade out, as Akki was not convinced with the quality and vision of the sequel concepts.

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New Delhi: Akshay Kumar is currently basking in the success of his recently released Ram Setu. Well, there was a buzz that Firoz Nadiadwala were doing rounds at the actor’s office to pitch him for the sequels of the comedy franchise- Hera Pheri, Welcome, and Awara Pagal Deewana.

Now according to latest reports, the talks between the actor and Firoz Nadiadwala seems to fade out, as Akki was not convinced with the quality and vision of the sequel concepts.

Why did Akshay Kumar turn down Firoz Nadiadwala’s pitch?

A source close to the development, told Pinkvilla, “Hera Pheri, Welcome, and Awara Pagal Deewana are three of the most loved franchises led by Akshay Kumar, and he was quite keen to revisit the iconic films. However, after several rounds of meetings, he has decided to take a step back, as he couldn’t align with the broad script ideas” revealed a source.  “Akshay Kumar is well aware of his fans’ expectations of him in these comedy franchises. He refused to compromise on the quality of these scripts, as attempts to remake these sequels without proper thought and with other actors have already failed in the past.”

The sourced further adds, “Akshay Kumar already has a busy calendar and is choosing his future scripts very carefully. He might opt for a fresh, new comedy than ride on the popularity of past franchises with half-baked scripts.”

Meanwhile, a source close to Nadiadwala production house told the media portal that the producer is now approaching other actors for the same.

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