Sadly, Akshay Kumar who is in many ways the mainstay of the Hera Pheri franchise is no longer part of it. The core cast for the new Hera Pheri film encores Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty. But instead of Akshay, the film features John Abraham.
For those who may miss Akshay in this installment of Hera Pheri here is a good news. Two characters have been incorporated as homage to Akshay's character.
Apparently both the characters were written with Akshay Kumar in mind. And never mind if Akshay is no more a part of the franchise.