The iconic comedy drama “Hera Pheri” and its sequel have been a meme constant across social media. From Babu Bhaiya’s “Ricks (risk) nai leneka” to “Utha re le baba, utha le”, the dialogues of this celluloid are timeless.
The sequel to "Hera Pheri", titled "Phir Hera Pheri", was released in 2006. While the three heroes -Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, and Paresh Rawal returned, Bipasha Basu and Rimi Sen were cast as female leads, and late Neeraj Vora took over as director.
The first film’s narrative revolved around three “good-natured” men struggling in life, who get rich thanks to a freak twist of fate involving a wrong telephone number and a sinister kidnapping gone haywire. Tabu also played a pivotal role in the entertainer, which set the template for new-age comedy in Bollywood. It was directed by Priyadarshan.
The second installment touched upon what happens after they become wealthy. Kumar hears about a scheme for doubling his wealth in 21 days from a con woman (Basu).
Akshay Kumar, took to Twitter and shared a revamped version of the dialogue that turned into a meme over the years.
He captioned an image of him holding a yellow briefcase as, “When you know the ‘25 din mein paisa double scheme’.”
On the work front, Akshay has just wrapped up shooting the Delhi and Agra schedule of his upcoming film “Atrangi Re”.
Directed by Aanand L Rai, the film which narrates a cross-cultural love story also stars Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush and Nimrat Kaur.
Akshay has also finished shooting for his upcoming spy thriller Bell Bottom, and is working on the period drama, “Prithviraj”.
The actor's next release is Rohit Shetty's “Sooryavanshi”. He plays a cop battling terrorism in the film co-starring Katrina Kaif.
His other projects include "BellBottom", “Bachchan Pandey”, “Ram Setu”, and “Rakshabandhan”.