Rajkumar Hirani to leave Munna Bhai franchise after part 3

Munna and Circuit will continue to be my divine fools: Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani

Entertainment Desk February 07, 2017
Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi as Munna Bhai and Circuit. PHOTO: BOLLYWOOD LIFE

Bollywood's favourite friends duo are making a comeback! Fans will soon be able to enjoy the company of Munna Bhai and Circuit once again, in the third instalment of the hilarious films and boy are they excited!

Sadly, Munna Bhai 3 will be the last film Rajkumar Hirani will be directing for the franchise. Talking about the upcoming project with Mumbai Mirror, Hirani said, "I could've taken any of them and released another film, knowing people would watch it. But I don't want to make a Munna Bhai which is not as good, if not better, than the previous two. I'm going to make just one more after which, someone else can take the franchise forward and it has to be equally good."

Sanjay Dutt wants to be himself

Hirani is currently busy working on Sanjay Dutt's biopic, which stars Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role. "Hopefully, by the time I'm done with the biopic, the script will be ready and I can jump into it in the New Year. It's a great idea and in the same territory as the other two, but still just half-worked," Hirani said.

He continued, "We started on it immediately after finishing Lage Raho Munna Bhai. We even shot a trailer. It was a funny script but the second half didn't work out. I will surely make one more Munna Bhai."

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The 3 Idiots director also said, "It's too early to say where the film is going but I had a great time working with Sanjay and Arshad earlier and wanted to continue with them. The topic is such that it will suit an older Sanjay and Arshad. Physically, Munna and Circuit might change a bit but they will continue to be my divine fools."

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