Raju Hirani puts all the speculations to rest…
Nine years since Lage Raho Munna Bhai released, the franchise is still strong and people still rejoice when they see the film. Munna Bhai has become a figure to reckon with, he has taught us to have fun along with being a good citizen. But after Sanjay Dutt was sent to jail, rumours were rife that the third installment of the franchise would be shelved.
If you remember, the teaser of Munna Bhai Chale Amerika was also released and everyone was eager to see that film, however Sanju Baba’s jail term meant he could not shoot for it. But Hirani has finally confirmed that he is working on the third installment of the Munna Bhai film series and Sanjay Dutt, who was the lead actor in the first two films, will be part of the new project as well.
Raju revealed, “I am writing a script for Munna Bhai 3 and Sanju will star in it. He will be playing his age in the film. I spoke to him about the film recently and he was very excited.”
The PK director is currently working on Sanjay Dutt’s biopic which stars Ranbir Kapoor. He plans to shoot for Munna Bhai 3 after the biopic is wrapped up. He added, “I have a couple of ideas, so I am writing two more scripts besides Sanju’s biopic. While one is a Munna Bhai film, there’s also another new story. I have found a story that is as good as Lage Raho Munna Bhai or maybe even better. I wasn’t doing it (the third part) because I wasn’t finding anything that matches that level. Now, I have found it, but it will take some time to write it. I plan to take it up after wrapping up Sanju’s biopic.”
Recently, rumours also suggested that Ranbir might just play the role of Munna Bhai whenever the new film is made, but it has now been put to rest. Apart from that, there were also talks about a film called to be made. The film was going to be directed by Subhash Kapoor (of Jolly LLB fame). However, it was later revealed that Subhash will not helm the movie owing to creative differences.
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