Munnabhai movies no more?

After Lage Raho Munnabhai released in 2006, director Rajkumar Hirani immediately released the trailer of Munnabhai Chale Amrika, which was supposed to be the third part in the Munnabhai series.

Unfortunately though, that film was shelved and Hirani moved on to make 3 Idiots – which remains the biggest box office blockbuster in history, 2 years after it’s release.

Aamir Khan in a recent interview said, he wouldn’t want to act in a Munnabhai film, since he simply cannot imagine anyone else apart from Sanjay Dutt playing the iconic character of Munna.

With rumors of Rajkumar Hirani signing Aamir for his next, we wonder what it means to the Munnabhai series? Will producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra opt for someone else to direct the next Munnabhai film? Or will he wait for Hirani till he’s done with his next with Aamir? As it’s pretty evident, age too isn’t on Dutt’s side as the actor turned 52 recently and it’s hard to imagine him playing Munna 4 – 5 years from now.

Will we ever get to see another Munnabhai movie?



  • No Munna’s role is regardless of his age..Sanjay can carry that of even at 60..Make munnabhai wid sanju..or else leave it..Dont want Aamir in it..

  • it is a complete adatatpion, i am sorry i find that laughable….personally loved the movie and abhorred the book (so maybe my opinion i s slightly colored here…and trust me I am a big time book lover who thinks most adatatpions don’t do any justice to the written word)…and for the legalese…i believe the credit line does say that it is ‘ Based on the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat’..even Chetan acknowledges that…( as to the debate as to where it was placed..sorry terms of the contract rule..infact there is no allegation as to lack/inadequacy of lack of consideration )i feel this book is what u call a true ‘inspiration’ behind the story than a literal adatatpion…i think what has happened here is that one of the most brilliant and business -savvy minds (Chetan)has made a bad judgment call when he negotiated the terms of the contract..i am not blaming his lawyer here coz i expect this IIT_IIM A combo to have looked at the returns on his investment clause a bit more closely and seriously there can’t b any right to paternity issue here as his contribution is being acknowledged in the credit line and definitely no argument exists on the right to integrity issue as even Chetan by admitting to wanting be recognised as the person behind the story admits that this is one movie that is going to bag atleast a few awards :)..and i don’t think judges are going to fully buy the ‘poor author who got cheated by producer’s argument’..i mean after all we r talking abt a very popular, famous author who was even a columnist in one of india’s popular national dailies…and i can’t believe he was ever in a weak negotiating position here..he could have easily sold the rights of his book to any production house…infact i believe the whole controversy would have had a bit more transparency and genuiness if he had raised his dissent publicly before the movie became the success story it is..btw if i hadn’t known better i would say this is a wonderful marketing strategy for the book…just because it is a best seller doesn’t mean that one can’t have a fresh marketing gimmick, right?…and i don’t think more sales is going to hurt either

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