Rajkumar Hirani is not directing the third installation of Munnabhai series. Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra has signed Subhash Kapoor, Director of ‘Phas Gaye Re Obama’ and soon to be released ‘Jolly LLB’ is roped in to direct the third installment of ‘Munnabhai’ franchise.
Confirming the news, Subhash Kapoor said “Right now, I am completely tied up with ‘Jolly LLB’ and after the film’s release, We will start scripting for ‘Munnabhai’. So most probably the film will go on the floors early next year. Nothing has been finalized yet. Once Raju Hirani gets free from ‘Peekay’, we will sit together and discuss the film. Right now only one thing has been finalised that I will be direct the film. Nothing more than that.”
Munnabhai movies have been a satirical comedy films and Subhash’s last two releases have also been in the same genre. That may be the reason behind his signinig. Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Film maker Rajkumar Hirani had released a trailer of Munnabhai Chale America long back which created lots of curiosity, But the film stopped due to some unknown reasons. Some sources also claimed the third installment to be similar to Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘My Name Is Khan’.
The last two Munnabhai versions had strong messages and were money-spinner’s at the Box Office. We are wondering what will the subject of the film be.