The third instalment of “Munna Bhai” franchise to go on floors by the end of the year, says actor Arshad Warsi.
Munna Bhai, a lovely goon, along with his trusted sidekick Circuit (played by Arshad) took on the condition of healthcare and the dying Gandhian values in the society in the last two films, directed by Rajkumar Hirani.
“I do know that the script is pretty much ready. I do know from Raju that the film will go on floors this year- either mid or the end of the year. The work on the script is going on. As of now, yes it’s Sanju and me. These are the things I’ve been told”, Arshad told agencies.
The first film, “Munna Bhai MBBS” released in 2003 while ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai” released in 2006. The third one, however, will be coming out after more than a decade and Arshad says that it’s slightly “scary“ to pick up the character where he left.
“I tend to do my film and forget about my character and I move on to the next one. I tend to forget, which is what happened with ‘Munna Bhai.’ When I came for the second part, I was doing the same role differently.”
“I realised something isn’t quite right. Then Raju and I saw a couple of scenes from the first one and remembered how I should be doing. This time too, I’m sure I’ll do it.”
Apart from this, Arshad says the fifth installment of “Golmaal 5” will also happen. In Rohit Shetty’s recently released “Simmba”, the “Golmaal” gang had a cameo in a special song where they hinted about the upcoming film. “That will happen too. All of us know, Rohit knows, that he owes it to the audience,” he added.
The actor is currently gearing up for the release of “Fraud Saiyaan”, directed by Sourabh Shrivastava to be released on January 18.