Fukrey 3 is expected to begin filming later this month, but one crucial cast member will be absent. Ali Fazal has reportedly stepped out of Fukrey 3 due to a busy production schedule, according to a recent article in Mid-Day. Ali, a key character in the Fukrey series, will not appear in the third instalment since he has committed his dates to Vishal Bhardwaj’s Khufiya.
According to sources close to the portal, Ali Fazal is preoccupied with Khufiya and hence has no choice but to drop Mrighdeep Singh Lamba’s directorial Fukrey 3 when it goes into production next week. “Ali was busy till early February with the shoot of Kandahar, and promotions of Death on the Nile. Keeping his commitments in mind, Vishal sir lined up Khufiya for February,” a source said.
Due to the epidemic, Fukrey 3 has already been postponed. According to the source, “Meanwhile, Mrighdeep got the combination dates of Richa, Pankaj Tripathi, Varun Sharma, Pulkit Samrat and Manjot Singh, and is eager to roll Fukrey 3. It’s an unfortunate turn of events, but Ali won’t be a part of it as he is busy with the thriller till March-end.”
The insider went on to say that if Ali’s character isn’t replaced in Fukrey 3, the filmmakers will explain why. “The story will be tweaked to justify Ali’s absence. He won’t be replaced,” the source said.
Ali Fazal was most recently seen in the Hollywood film Death On The Nile, and he also recently completed filming for Kandahar.