Trustworthy sources inform us that Raj Kumar Hirani has decided to embrace the biggest challenge of his career. Reportedly, the director of Munnabhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai and 3 Idiots has decided to cast Aamir Khan as Munna and Sharman Joshi as Circuit, in place of Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi, respectively, for his new film Munnabhai Chale Amreeka. The news was received with shock and astonishment by the loyal fans of the Munnabhai franchise.
Aamir Khan, who never reacts to gossip, did clarify on this issue to this writer, before leaving for the U.S. "I am shocked. I wish to clarify that there's not an iota of truth to it. Yes, I would love to work with Rajkumar Hirani again and again, since I enjoyed working with him in 3 Idiots, but the truth is we haven't discussed any new project yet," Aamir tells me.
But didn't he express his willingness to portray Munnabhai when he heard the one-line story of Munnabhai Chale Amreeka? "That's completely untrue! I have no clue what it's all about, nor has Raju [Hirani] narrated me its one-liner. I distinctly recall, I hugged Sanju after I watched Munnabhai MBBS. He was incredible in that film. When I think of Munna, I can't think of anyone except Sanju. For me, Sanju is Munna," Aamir states.
Meanwhile, Aamir has clarified that he hasn't signed any new film yet. What about Anurag Kashyap's next film? "I haven't signed any film. Not Anurag's film either. Right now, I would like to focus on my three home-productions before I start shooting any film. Peepli Live will arrive first, followed by Delhi Belly and then Kiran's Dhobi Ghaat, which stars Prateek Babbar and me. This film would release towards the end of the year. But I plan to listen to new scripts after three months," Aamir sets the record straight.
Will Dhobi Ghaat have a Christmas release like Taare Zameen Par, Ghajini and 3 Idiots? Aamir smiles, "I haven't decided on that yet. But Dhobi Ghaat wouldn't have a wide release like Ghajini or 3 Idiots, that's for sure."