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Munnabhai 2nd Innings re-named

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006 

Mumbai (UNI): Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra's sequel of Munnabhai MBBS has been re-titled Lage Raho Munnabhai following an opinion poll. The film, which went on the floors with a working title of Munnabhai 2, had earlier been named Munnabhai 2nd Innings. Vinod Chopra said ''When we announced Munnabhai 2nd Innings many people reacted and even sent emails with their suggestions. That's when we felt that since Munna and Circuit have developed such a huge fan following, it would be nice if we could get people involved in selecting a title.'' So Vinod Chopra Films went in for some market research. The first round was done in Mumbai, where randomly selected people were asked to choose between Munnabhai 2nd Innings and Lage Raho Munnabhai. The results were too one-sided to believe. So, associates in several cities were roped in and the exercise repeated there. The combined response was almost unanimous. Over 90 per cent of the respondents chose Lage Raho ... They all said they liked the zing in the name. This settled the matter once and for all.

The comic caper starring Sanjay Dutt once again in the lead role as the good hearted goon Munnabhai supported by Arshad Warsi as the inimitable Circuit is scheduled for release on September one, 2006. Lage Raho Munnabhai is not a sequel but another episode in the life of Munna and Circuit and their encounter with the truth. Lage Raho Munnabhai also stars Boman Irani and Jimmy Sheirgill who played significant roles in Munnabhai M.B.B.S.. The new chapter has the talented Vidya Balan in the female lead along with Dia Mirza in a supporting role, Mr Chopra informed. The original writer-producer-director team of Munnabhai MBBS - Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani wield their magic once again. The film will have Music by Shantanu Moitra, Lyrics by Swanand Kirkire, Cinematography by C K Muraleedharan and Production Design by Nitin Chandrakant Desai.

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