Hold on your breathes for next one year or so if you wish to see Sanjay Dutt essaying the role of Munnabhai. His next film Munnabhai Ki Aatma Katha will not start before next year and will be released in 2013. Rajkumar Hirani would be calling the shoots next year. The film is expectedly going on floors next year in July.
“Yes, even though it has been over half a decade that Lagey Raho Munnabhai was released, neither Hirani nor his producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra want to hurry up the affairs. They understand the brand value that the Sanjay Dutt-Arshad Warsi starrer carries and want to give it due respect. They announced ‘Munnabhai Ki Aatma Katha’ for next year as they wanted to quash all speculations around the film. However the fact remains that it is going through some intense pre-production and only when everything is in place, shooting will begin,” informs a reliable source.
‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ a film by Vidhu Vinod Chopra may be another reason for the delay of the film. Raju wants to concentrate on this project starring Sharman Joshi in the lead role. The teaser of the movie is already released.
“Ferrari Ki Sawaari directed by debutant Rajesh Mapuskar has been confirmed for 27th April release in the middle of IPL. Since the film has cricket as an integral part of it, its arrival during the cricket season is well timed. For next few months all effort would be to prepare for that film and only after it’s release would Munnabhai Ki Aatma Katha begin,” adds the source.
Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi, on the other hand, have blocked their dates for the shoot of the film to begin July onwards. However, the film may face competition at the box office with other big names ‘Krissh 2’ and ‘Dhoom 3’.