Is Sanjay Dutt’s Munna Bhai 3 shelved?

The actor has finally broken his silence on it…

Sanjay Dutt’s one of the most iconic roles is him playing the eponymous character Munna Bhai in the two films Munna Bhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munna Bhai. The two films directed by Rajkumar Hirani struck an emotional chord with the Indian audience, and are glorifying in the hall of fame since ever. Fans were pretty damn excited about a third Munna Bhai film but have only met with disappointment so far.

Sanjay talked about the third film in the series at a press conference organised on his birthday today. He expressed his willingness to do the sequel but was just as clueless as us. “You should ask about Munna Bhai 3 to Raju Hirani. I am also waiting for Munna Bhai,” he told reporters. If you remember there was a strong buzz that Rajkumar Hirani will resume pre-production work on the film as soon as Sanjay gets released from the Yerwada Jail but now it seems like the movie will take time to see light of the day. Hirani had even said that Sanjay’s imprisonment will put a few films at stake including Munna Bhai 3. So has the time Sanjay spent in the prison really hampered the production of the film or was it a statement by the director not based on concrete proof? Whatever it is, Munna Bhai fans will sure be disappointed with the update of no development in the project.

On the occasion of his birthday Sanjay also talked about not having a fall out with Salman Khan. He reassured the press that Salman did call him to wish. Now that is one good news.

The coming September is also supposed to mark the beginning of shooting schedule of Sanjay Dutt’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor, directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Let’s see when the development on Munna Bhai 3 begins, or begins at all for that matter.