For all those of you who are eagerly waiting for the next sequel of Munnabhai, it will be some time before you will be finally able to watch the movie. Even though the third part of the film “Munnabhai Ki Atma Katha” has already been announced, it will be some time before the project can actually materialize. As sources say that even though the report has come in that this third part of the franchise is all set to kick start, there are other sources which deny the fact. Other sources reveal that the director of the film Rajkumar Hirani is not planning to call the shots anytime soon. They won’t start working on the movie before July next year, and the film therefore cannot be released before mid 2013 at any cost.
A very reliable source has been found to say that both the producer and director know that it has been more than five years that Lagey Raho Munnabhai had been released. It is indeed time that if a sequel is to be made at all, then it is to be started right now. But inspite of all this neither the producer , Mr. Vidhu Vinod Chopra nor the director Mr. Rajkumar Hirani want to hurry in, in these matters. They are aware of the brand value that a Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi starrer will carry, and hence want to give it the due respect, by not hurrying about it unnecessarily. They have announced that ” Munnabhai ki Atma Katha” will be started in the next year to put an end to all the speculations that were taking place all around. Some sources also happened to reveal that the team is having an extremely tight pre production schedule and will begin with the shooting once everything is in perfect place. They don’t want any uncertainties or ambiguities during the shooting schedule.
However another source accorded the delay in the shooting of the film to another release of Vidhu Vinod Chopra happening in the interim time. Another production of his, ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaan’ is dated for release in the time within. Since he was very excited about this movie, he wants this film starring Sharman Joshi to get it’s due credits. A teaser has already been released to that effect, and further promotion would ensue as soon as the New Year starts. This film, directed by Rajesh Mapuskar has been confirmed for the release on 27th April, during the IPL season. The film has cricket as a very important part of the film and therefore having it for release in the middle of the IPL is an added bonus for the movie. Therefore for the next few months all efforts would be geared towards that movie. After the movie is released , “Munnabhai Ki Atma Katha will finally hit the floors and the cameras would be set rolling.
Although the reasons are quite varied, one thing is clear that no way can the fans expect a Munnabhai film anytime before 2013.