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“It’s True Firoz Nadiadwala Owes Me Money, But  We Have To  Move On,”   Says Anees Bazmee



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Blockbuster  director Anees Bazmee admits he is  rather  fed  up of all the speculation regarding Hera Pheri 3.“I keep  reading all kinds  of reports about Akshay Kumar being in and out  of  the project, about Kartik  Aaryan being signed. I  also keep reading that  I am  directing  Hera Pheri 3,” says Anees a tad  sarcastically.

So, what’s truth? “The  truth is, I have in principle said yes  to Firoz. But since I am  not writing Hera Pheri 3—the producer  Firoz Nadiadwala  has an idea  for the  script and  he will get someone to work on it—I can only come on board  officially after I  read the  script.”

Anees who has  over the years spun such  success stories on celluloid as No Entry, Welcome, Singh Is Kiing and of course  Bhool Bhulaiya 2 , admits the script is king. “For me the  writing  part of a  film is the most important. If that works, everything else  falls in place. If the  script doesn’t work nothing else does. This is why I am  saying I will take a final call on Hera Pheri 3 only after the script is ready.”

Also , there  is  the  issue  of  Anees Bazmee’s pending payment. Producer Firoz Nadiadwala allegedly hasn’t paid Anees  fully for Welcome Back, the  film that Anees  directed  for Firoz in 2015.

Anees admits , “It is true that I have not been paid fully for Welcome Back.Quite a  bit of the payment is pending. But one has to move on. Of course  if I  agree to direct Hera Pheri 3  for  Firoz Bhai  I will have to be  more cautious about the payment. I am hopeful he will clear my  earlier payments  before Hera Pheri 3.”

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