Dutt’s biopic to de­lay Munna Bhai part 3 BOL­LY­WOOD

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Ac­tor Ar­shad Warsi (right) says that the third in­stal­ment of the Munna Bhai se­ries is not get­ting started as the Ra­jku­mar Hi­rani-di­rected biopic on Sanjay Dutt (above) is yet to go on floors.

“That (start­ing Munna Bhai 3 ) is an is­sue as Raju has to start the Sanjay Dutt biopic and it is get­ting pushed ahead. Un­less he (Hi­rani) de­cides he wants to do Munnab­hai part three first and then the Sanjay Dutt biopic... if that hap­pens then we will go first,” said Ar­shad.

Hi­rani ap­proached ac­tor Ran­bir Kapoor to play Dutt’s role in the biopic and the ac­tor in­stantly gave his nod. The biopic, which was likely to go on floors this June, is now ex­pected to go on floors next Jan­uary.

Since the Munna Bhai se­ries is one of the most suc­cess­ful fran­chises, Ar­shad, is quite ex­cited about it. “There is ex­cite­ment for the film. There is no pres­sure. I do my job, I don’t take stress. The more stress you take the worse you get. You hear a script, you like it, you give your best,” he said.

There were ru­mours that Ar­shad and Dutt won’t be seen in the third part of the se­ries and younger ac­tors will be play­ing the two iconic roles of Munnab­hai and Cir­cuit. To this, Ar­shad said, “I don’t think it will hap­pen. I doubt.”

Dutt served sen­tence in con­nec­tion with the 1993 Mumbai se­rial blasts case. He came out of jail in Fe­bru­ary this year and Ar­shad had then met him. “I met him af­ter he was back home. We talked about lot of things which I can’t say,” he said.

There is ex­cite­ment for the film. I do my job, I don’t take stress. The more stress you take the worse you get AR­SHAD WARSI, AC­TOR

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

PHOTO: SATISH BATE/HT

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