The mahurat of the film is likely to be announced in a day or two. The first two parts featured Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. There was a debate if Anees Bazmee or Neeraj Vora will be directing the third installment of Hera Pheri but the makers have zeroed in on Vora's name.

A source says, "Neeraj Vora who directed the sequel, Phir Hera Pheri, will be directing the third part too. Suniel and Paresh from the original cast will also be part of the film.''

It is learnt that Vora saw some portions of 'Welcome Back' and felt John had a good comic timing in the film. "He also feels that Abhishek is quite a natural at doing funny scenes. So, there was no doubt about signing on the lead actors," adds the source.

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