He mentioned that he was offered the film but was not satisfied with the script and hence backed out.
Well, there was a buzz that Firoz Nadiadwala was circling the actor’s office to pitch him for the sequels of the comedy franchise- Hera Pheri, Welcome and Awara Pagal Deewana.
Now according to the latest reports, the conversation between the actor and Firoz Nadiadwala seems to be fading.
Why did Akshay Kumar turn down Feroz Nadiadwala’s pitch?
A source close to the development told Pinkvilla, “Hera Pheri, Welcome and Awara Pagal Deewana are the three most loved franchises headed by Akshay Kumar, and he was quite keen to see the iconic films again. However, after several rounds of meetings. After, he decided to take a step back as he could not align with the broader script ideas” reveals a source. “Akshay Kumar is well aware of the expectations of his fans in these comedy franchises. refused to compromise on the quality of the film, as attempts to remake these sequels without proper thought and with other actors have already failed.”
The source further added, “Akshay Kumar already has a busy calendar and is choosing his future script very carefully. He may opt for a fresh, fresh comedy instead of riding on the popularity of the previous franchise with a half-scripted script. ,
Meanwhile, a source close to the Nadiadwala production house told the media portal that the makers are now approaching other actors for the same.