Buzz is the actor has been approached to replace Sanjay Dutt in the cult franchise; Sharman may play Circuit
According to the grapevine, Aamir Khan and Sharman Joshi may replace Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi as Munna Bhai and Circuit respectively, in the next edition of Rajkumar Hirani’s Munna Bhai franchise.
An industry source reveals, “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.”
Another source says, “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.”
A source closely working with the franchise informs, “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.” It may be noted that Chopra and Hirani were conspicuous by their absence at Sanjay and Maanyata’s party, recently.When contacted, Hirani denied these claims.
‘Aamir looks too refined’
Charu Khandal, Animator
I can’t see anyone else as Munna bhai and Circuit. Sanjay fitted the role perfectly. Aamir looks too refined and intellectual for the role.
Nikhil Kashyap, Media Advisor
Munna Bhai was an image makeover for Sanjay Dutt. They should either stick to the original actors or go for someone like Salman Khan or Jackie Shroff. They have that bad boy image, which goes well with the character.
Esha Lepcha, PR Professional
I would only want to see Sanjay Dutt. As an actor Aamir can carry it off very well but he doesn’t fit the bill physically.