When Karan Johar “used” the idea of a man on a mission to meet the President of the United States in My Name is Khan, Raju Hirani decided to abandon ship when it came to Munnabhai Chale Amrika. He quietly decided to let the script go and work on his next. However, this wasn’t meant to be and the director found himself hit by comments from audiences questioning when the next installment to the Munnabhai series would be out.
“Wherever I go, people walk up to me and say ‘Where is that Munnabhai film whose trailer you showed us with Eklavya?’ Some people are even slightly aggressive and say, “Aap ne trailer dikhaya, film kahan hai?” the director is often asked. And thus, he realized that audiences were craving for more Munnabhai. He quickly got to scripting and is currently in the process of finishing up the script with his co-writer Abhijat Joshi. The film is all set to start rolling in 2011.
“Munna and Circuit are very interesting characters we have created and we can say many socially relevant things using them,” he added. There will be one change to the script and that is simply that Munnabhai will look and feel older.