Is Aamir Khan the new Munna Bhai?

Added by harini on Aug 04, 2011

Latest grapevine around tinsel town is that Aamir Khan might replace Sanjay Dutt as ‘Munna Bhai’ and Sharman Joshi will replace Arshad Warsi as ‘Circuit’ in Munna Bhai’s upcoming sequel.

According to a source Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra have thought of the change to bring freshness to the characters.

"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”, said an inside source.

"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”, added another source.

The source close to the camp said, "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."

This is being said the reason for Hirani and Chopra’s absence in the latest bash thrown by Sanjay Dutt.

But when contacted Hirani he denied the claims.

Is this just one more industry made rumor or is there any truth in it remains to be seen. If the rumor is true wonder how the audience will react to the change who has grown so used to Sanjay Dutt as ‘Munna Bhai’.

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