Just yesterday, a trending hashtag “#RemoveFarhadSamjiFromHeraPheri3” took over Twitter as fans of Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, and Suniel Shetty’s iconic comedy franchise ‘Hera Pheri’ expressed their displeasure over the appointment of Farhad Samji as the director of the upcoming film ‘Hera Pheri 3’. The fans of Akki and the franchise released an open letter, urging the makers of the film to remove Farhad Samji as the director and bring back the original director Priyadarshan, who helmed the first two films of the series.
The fans further stated that they have nothing against Farhad Samji personally, but they believe that he is not the right person to direct a film as crucial as Hera Pheri 3. They also expressed their disappointment over the fact that the original cast of the film is not involved in the decision-making process. Check the letter as under:
An Open Letter to #AkshayKumar Sir
REMOVE FARHAD FROM HERAPHERI pic.twitter.com/R7J1WV0376
— ＭＲ❖᭄ＳＵＮＮＹ♨ (@KashmirAkkians2) March 17, 2023
The letter has been widely shared on social media, and fans have also started a petition to remove Farhad Samji as the director of the film. As of now, the petition has received over 50,000 signatures. The fans’ displeasure over the appointment of Farhad Samji as the director of Hera Pheri 3 is not unfounded. Farhad Samji is known for his work in the comedy genre, but his recent films have not performed well at the box office. His last film, ‘Bachchan Pandey’, starring Akshay Kumar, failed to impress the audience and was a box office disappointment.
Moreover, Farhad Samji’s directorial debut ‘Housefull 4’ was widely panned by critics and the audience alike, and it was also accused of plagiarism. The film was criticized for its lazy writing, poor execution, and lack of originality. The fans of Hera Pheri fear that Farhad Samji might bring the same formulaic approach to the beloved franchise and ruin its legacy.
The fans of the franchise have also taken to social media to express their displeasure over the appointment of Farhad Samji. They have been sharing memes and jokes, mocking the decision and urging the makers to reconsider their choice. Paresh Rawal, who played the iconic character of Baburao Ganpatrao Apte in the first two films of the series, also became a target of the fans’ ire. The fans bombarded his iconic “Utha Le Re Baba” meme with comments and messages, urging him to intervene in the matter and save the franchise from potential disaster.
The hashtag #RemoveFarhadSamjiFromHeraPheri3 has been trending on Twitter for more than 24 hours, and it shows no signs of slowing down. The fans of Hera Pheri have made it clear that they will not settle for anything less than the best for their beloved franchise, and they will do everything in their power to make their voices heard.