Shah Rukh hijacked Munnabhai’s flight to America
Mumbai: For all those fans who are eagerly awaiting the third installment ‘Munnabhai Chale Amrika’, there is news. As per the latest reports, Munnabhai’s flight to America is delayed even further. And it is all owing to Karan Johar’s ‘My Name Is Khan’.
Apparently Shah Rukh Khan did all those things in America in MNIK that Sanjay Dutt was supposed to do as Munnabhai in the States. And seeing these similarities between the script for Munnabhai Chale Amrika and MNIK, the Munnabhai writer Parijat Joshi has been sent back to the storyboard stage.
Confirming reports, Sanjay Dutt told a daily, “Yes, there were similarities between ‘Munnbhai Chale Amrika’ and ‘My Name Is Khan’. Raj Kumar Hirani can’t afford to let the third Munnabhai film suffer in any way. Changes are being made. It’s a huge responsibility to helm the Munnbhai series and Raju (Hirani) knows it. He is the most meticulous and passionate filmmaker we have.”
As to why it has taken three years for the makers to get serious about the Munnabhai franchise, Dutt says, “True, but no one has forgotten Munnabhai. No one can. Raju wanted to prove himself in a non-Munnabhai film. So he made 3 Idiots. And look at what he achieved with that. He’s by far the best filmmaker today.”
“We’d have gone ahead with the third Munnabhai film by the end of this year. But the script had to be changed. I think we’ll start by April 2011. The second Munnabhai film was better than the first. Now the third has to be better than the second,” adds Dutt.