Aamir Khan, the new Munna Bhai?


By Hindustan Times

According to latest buzz, Aamir Khan will replace Sanjay Dutt in the Munna Bhai franchise. Dutt has been dropped from the third part as he is too old for the film now. Also, Arshad Warsi will be replaced by Sharman Joshi.

The filmmakers were looking for a fresh paring and Aamir-Sharman seemed the perfect choice. "The idea of casting Aamir and Sharman came up during the shoot of 3 Idiots. Hirani felt that a new pair would bring in a fresh breath of air into the film. Aamir and Sharman have amazing comic timing and also great chemistry onscreen. You can see that even in their first film together, Rang De Basanti. When he shared the idea with Aamir, he loved it. He told Rajkumar that he would be game for it if the script was interesting," a source told Mid Day.

Another source confirmed the news: "Though Sanjay played Munna Bhai to perfection, having Aamir on board will take the franchise to the next level. He is not only a fine actor, but also a much bigger brand name, and a marketing genius,"

Dutt is not happy with this development. "A few months ago, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani had a closed door meeting with Sanju, where they told him that they would not be going ahead with him in the Munna Bhai sequel. This definitely upset Sanju," a source close to the franchise informed the tabloid.

Will Aamir be able to create the same magic as original Munna Bhai? Wait and watch.