There are reports that John Abraham has replaced Akshay Kumar in yet another movie after ‘Welcome Back’, which is a sequel to the 2007 blockbuster ‘Welcome’.
Producer Firoz Nadiadwala has roped in John to play the lead role in the third film in the extremely popular ‘Hera Pheri’ series.
John will be seen romancing model-turned-actress Sakshi Chowdhary (who has also starred in the Telugu film ‘Potugadu’) in the film.
A source close to Firoz Nadiadwala says “When Nadiadwala met the young hopeful actress, he was very impressed by her confidence, poise and beauty. Firoz immediately signed Sakshi for a three-film deal.”
“The first of these would be the long-delayed third film in the ‘Hera Pheri’ franchise, which got stalled after Firoz’s fallout with Akshay Kumar. John has now taken over the franchise. The leading lady just fell into place when Sakhi walked into Firoz’s office.”
Well, an actor with probably the worst comic timing (as seen in films like Housefull 2 and Garam Masala) in the industry replaces someone who is known for his perfect comic-timing – in a film that is arguably the most loved comic franchise in Bollywood.