Munna Bhai 3 May Never Happen; Here’s Why
New Delhi: Fans were excited when they spotted Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, and Rajkumar Hirani together on a set recently, leading them to speculate that Munna Bhai 3 is on the cards. However, it is now being reported that the trio reunited to shoot for a commercial.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, Sanjay and Arshad shot an ad for a hospital. “There is no film in the making. They shot for a commercial for a hospital, and the BTS video was released online, which started the rumours,” a source told HT.
The report further states that Munna Bhai 3 may “never” happen. Elaborating on the reason, another source told the publication, “There are very less chances of the third film happening now because of the fallout between Rajkummar Hirani and (producer) Vidhu Vinod Chopra. It has been several years since they parted ways following the #MeToo allegations against Hirani. In fact, there was a film with a working title Munna Bhai Chale America, but that was soon shelved without any reason. The script was finalised and the pre-production had also started, but it could not happen.”
Last week, a video featuring Sanjay Dutt in his Munna Bhai avatar, sporting a bright orange shirt, went viral. The video showed the actor walking with Rajkumar Hirani on a set, with ‘Munna Bhai’ title track playing in the background. Just moments after Sanjay Dutt’s entry, Arshad Warsi in his ‘Circuit’ attire entered and greeted Sanjay Dutt with a hug. And we could hear Rajkumar Hirani say ‘And we are back’.
After two hit films, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S and Lage Raho Munna Bhai, there were several speculations that a third film was in the making. However, in an interview earlier this year, Arshad shared that, ‘Munna Bhai 3 may not happen.’