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Farhad Samji set to get ousted from ‘Hera Pheri 4’ due to negativity?

‘Hera Pheri 4’ has had its fair share of controversies since its announcement a few weeks ago.

The film starring Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal, has been in the midst of a storm over its initial cast changes, music rights and now its director Farhad Samji.

The filmmaker was the victim of a negative trend on social media due to his web-series ‘Pop Kaun’ on Disney+ Hotstar, which was slated. Some said that the show had been poorly made , which could impact the ‘Hera Pheri’ franchise. They trended with the tag: “Remove Farhad Samji from Hera Pheri” on Twitter.

A source told BollywoodHungama, “There’s too much negativity surrounding Farhad Samji. We have never seen such hate for a director in our lives. There have been Twitter trends to remove him and the makers feel it’s not completely unjustified.”

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The source continued, “Farhad also wrote and directed Salman Khan’s latest release, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. The film hasn’t met with a unanimously positive response though the weekend collections have turned out to be respectable. But doubts have been raised about whether he’ll be able to do justice to a film that people are dying to watch. Moreover, Pop Kaun was slammed by one and all while his last directorial, Bachchhan Paandey (2022), also wasn’t appreciated. The distributors and studios who want to tie up with Hera Pheri 4 have also made their apprehensions clear about Farhad.”

The source added, “No decision has been taken but yes, the makers are contemplating whether or not to have Farhad Samji on board. A decision will be taken in a few weeks.”


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