Sanjay & Arshad out of ‘munnabhai’s’next'

Munna Bhai Chale Amerika is an upcoming Hindi comedy film produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by Rajkumar Hirani. It is the third film of the Munna Bhai series (after Munna Bhai M.B..B.S (lage  raho MunnaBhai) all of which follow the comic adventures of Munna Bhai or Murli Prasad Sharma (Sanjay Dutt) and his sidekick, Circuit or Cirkeshwar (Arshad Warsi).munna bhai chale america
Sanjay Dutt (who turns 52 today) and Arshad Warsi might not return with the next Munnabhai film, revealed a source close to the film. In fact, it seems, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra wants a complete makeover for his superhit franchise. This despite the stars being the main reason behind the film being successful.
The source further revealed, that it's not just the cast that's being discussed. Rajkumar Hirani might not hold the directorial reins either. A source close to Hirani said, "Hirani has finished writing his super script which he refers to as his dream project. Naturally, it will be with a big hero. He is fast working out the cast."

However, the director might co-produce the same. According to the source, "Rajkumar Hirani is very close to the Munnabhai series. Even if he doesn't direct the third, he will be attached to the project in some way. He might co-produce it with a completely new director."
So producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra is now fast looking for a new director to shoulder the responsibility of the third film in the superhit franchise. Mumbai Mirror, on July 11, reported that the Do Dooni Chaar director Habib Faisal might step into Hirani's shoes. And now, we hear that the producer has approached Kites director Anurag Basu for the same.

The third film in the Munnabhai series was supposed to be Munnabhai Chale Amerika. In 2006, an excited Arshad Warsi aka Circuit had confirmed to section of the media, saying, "Munnabhai Chale Amerika will go on floors next year and we'll start shooting then." A few trailers had also been shot for the project with Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi.

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