After Munnabhai MBBS (2003) and Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), Sanjay Dutt will play his most endearing role again: Murli Prasad Sharma, called Munna, the gangster with the golden heart. And again, Arshad Warsi will accompany him as his loveable sidekick Circuit.
Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and director Raju Hirani had planned another sequel of Hindi cinema’s most popular franchise already after Lage Raho Munnabhai was released and became a huge blockbuster. At that time, they had intended to send Munna and Circuit to Amerika to teach Gandhigiri to George W Bush. But after My Name Is Khan showed a similar motive, Chopra and Hirani dropped the plan of Munnabhai Chale Amerika and started working on another plot for Munnabhai 3.
As the wait grew longer and longer, rumours started doing the round that Sanju and Arshad might be replaced by Aamir Khan and Sharman Joshi – a rumour which Aamir immediately rubbished: “That’s completely untrue! I have no clue what it’s all about, nor has Raju [Hirani] narrated me its one-liner. I distinctly recall, I hugged Sanju after I watched Munnabhai MBBS. He was incredible in that film. When I think of Munna, I can’t think of anyone except Sanju. For me, Sanju is Munna.”
So Aamir aswell as all the other fans of the Munnabhai series have all reasons to rejoice as Vinod Chopra now confirmed, “Sanjay and Arshad are returning to play Munna and Circuit. We are developing the script right now, and the film should start in 2012.”
With this film titled Munnabhai Ki Aatma Katha, the list of the most awaited sequels in 2012 definitely got one exciting addition more.