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Updated January 4th, 2024 at 15:37 IST

Vikrant Massey to star in Rajkumar Hirani's OTT debut? Here's what we know

Rajkumar Hirani is all set to venture into the OTT space. The filmmaker has announced a new web show which will star Vikrant Massey in the lead role.

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Rajkumar Hirani | Image:Rajkumar Hirani/Instagram
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Rajkumar Hirani is currently basking in the success of his recent outing Dunki. The filmmaker has now announced his collaboration with Vikrant Massey. The director will make his OTT debut with the project. 

Rajkumar Hirani announces new web show 

Speaking to PTI, Rajkumar Hirani, mentioned that he is working on a OTT show. The series will star Vikrant Massey in the lead, whose last outing 12th Fail was a hit critically and commercially. The filmmaker told the publication, “I'm doing an OTT show, which we actually start shooting this month. I'm a showrunner for that, I'm not directing it. It's a show for Hotstar (Disney Hotstar) and Vikrant Massey is playing a role in it.” 

Rajkumar Hirani file photo | Image: Rajkumar Hirani/Instagram 

Talking about the show, the filmmaker said, “It's something I'm very happy about with the script and the way it has panned out. On this show, I’m really involved and it’s in my own space. Luckily, COVID-19 gave us the time to sit at home and work on more scripts. I'm working on more scripts now in a month or so and we'll start deciding where we will go.”

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Rajkumar Hirani opened up on the sequel of Munna Bhai MBBS 

Before he made 3 Idiots, Hirani was to direct the third part of the Munnabhai series, which even had a title and a teaser but he did not go ahead with it. Asked whether the third instalment is still a possibility, Hirani said it has been on his mind for a while now but he does not want to direct it without a great story and just to capitalise on the popularity of his first two movies, Munnabhai MBBS in 2003 and Lage Raho Munnabhai in 2006, starring Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi as an affable goon and his sidekick.

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Munna Bhai official poster | Image: IMDb

“It's not that I don’t want to do it, 100 percent I want to do it because I had fun making those films. After every film, I’ve tried to write one Munnabhai. So, I've five unfinished Munna Bhai scripts lying with me with various titles such as Munna Bhai Chale America, Munna Bhai BA LLB, and Munna Bhai Chal Basse. There are many scripts written but none of them reached that level of greatness. I know that any Munnabhai that I make will make a huge amount of money now. But I don’t want to make it for that reason," Hirani said. The filmmaker said he has a lot of gratitude because his first film continues to be in the public consciousness 20 years after its release.

(With inputs from PTI) 

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Published January 4th, 2024 at 15:37 IST

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