I can`t afford Akshay Kumar, says Feroz Nadiadwala

Updated: Aug 26, 2010, 18:40 PM IST

Mumbai: Producer Feroz Nadiadwala waited for four years for Akshay Kumar to return to the third instalment of `Hera Pheri` before they parted ways because of the price factor.

"I first started discussing the third `Hera Pheri` movie with Akshay in 2006. I never wanted to make it without him. It`s sad that we couldn`t come to an agreement. Akshay is like a brother. But I can`t afford him. I hope we work together again very soon," said Feroz.

With Akshay gone, Feroz had to change the entire cast of `Hera Pheri`.

Now Abhishek Bachchan plays Akshay`s role, Nana Patekar has stepped into Paresh Rawal`s shoes and Sanjay Dutt has been cast in place of Suniel Shetty.

This, according to Feroz, would remain the lineup of actors for the `Hera Pheri` films to come.

Feroz is delighted with the script that Anees Bazmi has come up with for `Hera Pheri 3`. "It`s going to be one of the funniest comedies in living memory," he said.