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INSIDE SCOOP: Was Rajkumar Hirani preparing to make Shah Rukh Khan as ‘Munna’ and Varun Dhawan as ‘Circuit’ in Munnabhai reboot?

By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Sep 11, 2020 – 17:05 hrs IST

It is no secret that Shahrukh Khan is finally going to do his next film with filmmaker Raj Kumar Hirani. The film will be an immigration based social comedy with Shah Rukh Khan’s Hirani set in Punjab and Canada. Shahrukh will be able to shoot this film from next year itself. Because before that he will be shooting for Siddharth Anand’s action drama Pathan, which is going to start in a few days. Along with Shah Rukh Khan, Pathan will also feature Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in pivotal roles.

Finally Rajkumar Hirani working with Shahrukh Khan

By the way, this association of Shahrukh and Hirani is not new. Earlier, Hirani was about to make a reboot of his hit franchise Munnabhai with Shah Rukh. Bollywood Hungama has received exclusive information that Hirani wanted Varun Dhawan to star opposite Shah Rukh in Munnabhai reboot. A source told us, “Ahead of the release of Zero, SRK and Hirani are in talks to make a film together. Hirani was the first to make Munnabhai reboot with Shahrukh in which there were plans to cast Shah Rukh as Munna and Varun Dhawan as Circuit. The script of the film was woven around both the characters. In this way both the characters in the film were equally. The source also added that this was just a thought of Hirani but then it never came into existence.

Hirani’s film is very interesting

In the year 2019, Raj Kumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra had a rift during the release of Sonam Kapoor starrer Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, after which the plans of Munnabhai reboot were shelved. Because Vidhu Vinod Chopra owns the rights to the Munnabhai franchise and plans to make his next film with a new director.

Meanwhile, Hirani got another interesting script for Shahrukh, which the two are now going to make together. Talking about Hirani and Shah Rukh’s film, a source said, “The story of this film is one of the most thrilling scripts ever. The character’s story is heartwarming as well as Hirani style humour will be seen in abundance in the film.”

Had Hirani’s script been ready, it would have been Shah Rukh’s comeback film.

Since 2019, Hirani has been working on the script of the film with Kanika Dhillon but if the source is to be believed, the final draft of the film is not ready yet which is why the film is getting delayed. A source told us about this, “This Hirani film was actually supposed to be Shah Rukh’s comeback but the script was taking so long so Shah Rukh decided to do Siddharth Anand’s action drama first.”

Read also: SCOOP: Shah Rukh Khan’s next film with Rajkumar Hirani, set to release in 2021?

Interestingly, Shah Rukh was the first choice of Rajkumar Hirani to play Munna for Munnabhai MBBS, the first installment of Munnabhai. But due to some reason this film could not be made. After this Hirani also approached Shahrukh for 3 Idiots but at that time the actor was doing Ra One, due to which he did not even ask for it.



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