Munnabhai’s fans can rejoice. Bombay Times has learned that the third installment of the franchise will go on floors immediately after the Sanjay Dutt biopic in 2018. Director Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra have finalized a concept, which will be discussed with the actor shortly. Sanjay, who completed the final leg of his jail term early this year, is mighty excited about the project. He shares, “We have a concept in place already. Raju and Mr. Chopra are working on the script. We’ll start Munnabhai 3 immediately after the biopic wraps up. I’m also looking forward to that film because it’s extremely special for me. “
The first two installments of the franchise -Munnabhai MBBS (2003) and Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), are among Sanjay’s most successful films. Does he feel any pressure when returning to the series?
The actor says, “Mr. Chopra doesn’t give a go-ahead to any project till he is fully satisfied. There have been talks for a while now, but I understand why Raju and he aren’t hurrying. They want to better Lage Raho’s standard, which will take a lot of effort. Agreed, that it’s a franchise that people will love to see every year but practically, we can’t do that because we have to have a solid story .And cracking that takes a while.“