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Munna Bhai 3: Will it Go on Floors This Year Without Rajkumar Hirani?

Munna Bhai 3 has been highly awaited and rumours surrounding the film have always done its rounds.

Starring Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi in pivotal roles, Munna Bhai is amongst the most-loved franchises of Bollywood.

It has been more than a decade now since Lage Raho Munna Bhai.

With Rajkumar Hirani’s name is amongst the #MeToo allegations, there are now rumours that search for a new director is on.

Nothing has been confirmed but, according to media reports, talks are already making the rounds in the industry.

It is also being said that producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra is hoping to put the movie on floors this year.

Chopra, in a conversation with an Indian newspaper, said:

“I haven’t yet made my next Munna Bhai because I didn’t get a proper script. I hope I make it this year.”

Recently Arshad was asked about a woman’s allegation that Hirani sexually assaulted her during the shoot of Sanju, Arshad tells the media:

“For me, to pass any sort of judgement or come to a conclusion is absolutely wrong because I don’t know exactly about the case.

I don’t know how much truth is there or how credible this accusation is. Has the proper investigation been done? I don’t know about all that.”

The ‘Circuit’ actor adds:

“I personally don’t like to jump to conclusions and pass my judgment and suddenly start looking at a person differently.

I cannot do that, it’s not right to do that. What do I feel about Raju? I think he is a fabulous gentleman.

He is a lovely guy. My association with him is so long, and I have never seen one wrong thing about him.”

Arshad, who has worked with the director in films like the Munna Bhai franchise, claims that he has never seen Hirani behave inappropriately.

Whilst final confirmations are awaited, Vinod Chopra’s production Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga has received a positive critical reception.

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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