3rd and 4th installment of Munnabhai coming up

MUMBAI: Not only Rajkumar Hirani will don the director‘s hat for the third installment of the series, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra has also announced a fourth film of the franchise.

Both the films will be shot back-to-back in which Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi will reprise their roles as Munna Bhai and Circuit.

Hirani and Chopra were discussing the story of the third film. As things developed, they realised that there was a story within the story and there was scope to develop it into a separate film. This is when the fourth chapter was thought about. After a series of meetings the two finally decided to add a fourth installment to the franchise.

Although, there were reports that Habib Faisal of Band Baaja Baraat fame or Rajesh Mapuskar, who recently directed Ferrari ki Savari for Chopra might be roped in to direct the third installment, the producer couldn‘t think of any other name besides Hirani to handle the two projects.

Hirani will start shooting the third part around Christmas in India while the fourth film might see Munnabhai and his sidekick travel abroad for the first time. The director of the fourth part is still to be finalized.

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