Updated December 30th, 2023 at 10:21 IST
Munna Bhai 3 in the making? Director Rajkumar Hirani hints towards a sequel
Rajkumar Hirani has spoken up about directing third part of the Sanjay Dutt starrer hit film franchise Munna Bhai. The director revealed the actor is on board.
Rajkumar Hirani is basking in the success of his recent outing Dunki. In a new interview, the filmmaker opened up about his iconic film Munna Bhai featuring Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi. The director spilt beans on the possible third movie in the franchise.
Rajkumar Hirani hints at Munna Bhai 3
In an interview with ANI, Rajkumar Hirani spoke candidly about a possible third film of Munna Bhai. The director helmed the first part titled Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. released in 2003. The film is headlined by Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi. The second part of the movie was released in 2006 titled Lage Raho Munna Bhai. The director has clarified that she has several half-written scripts for the third part.
In the conversation, the PK filmmaker said, “Munna Bhai ke sath humesha mera struggle yehi raha hai ki pichli do films itni achi ban gayi hai ki mere paas 5 aadhi likhi scripts abhi tak padi hui hai... (The struggle with this film is that the first two films were blockbuster hits and I have five half-written scripts. I feel that if I don't reach the level of those two films I won't be able to make the third one. I have one story that can be made but some stories get outdated so only time will tell.).”
Rajkumar Hirani says Sanjay Dutt has shown interest in making Munna Bhai 3
In the same conversation, the director noted that the lead actor in the film, Sanjay Dutt has also shown interest in the sequel of the franchise. The filmmaker admitted that now that his recent outing Dunki has been released, he will have the time to work on Munna Bhai 3.
Hirani mentioned, “Meri aksar baat hoti rehti hai Sanju (Sanjay Dutt) se. Woh kehta hai ki ek banani chahiye. Abhi ye Dunki khatam hui hai toh ab main kholunga pitara purani kahanio ka. Man toh hai ki ek Munna Bhai aur banani hai pr kab woh mujhe abhi nahin pata. (Sanju and I often discuss about Munna Bhai 3. He also tells me to make it. Dunki just finished...now I will go through the collection of the old stories that I have. I really want to make Munna Bhai 3 but I don't know when).” Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki hit the theatres on December 21 and is doing decent collections at the box office.
Published December 30th, 2023 at 10:21 IST