Actor Aamir Khan, who played the lead role in 3 Idiots in 2009, had reportedly said he would want a sequel to the film. Even director Rajkumar Hirani expressed interest in the same.
But actor Boman Irani says he is unaware about stories regarding a possible sequel to the blockbuster.
Boman, who played the role of strict college dean Viru Sahastrabuddhe in 3 Idiots, said while it may be a great franchise, he hasn’t heard any talks for the sequel.
“Yes, everything is a great franchise but I’ve no idea about this talk, never heard it myself. I am hearing it for the first time. Right now, Raju is working on another film. So no, nothing like that as of now,” he said.
Boman, 56, is currently busy with pre-production of a biopic on Sanjay Dutt, which stars actor Ranbir Kapoor.
Asked about a possible Munna Bhai part three, the actor replied, “Well, he (Hirani) is busy with that film. So, one at a time. Believe me on this one,” Boman said.
3 Idiots is a 2009 Indian coming of age comedy-drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Abhijat Joshi wrote the screenplay. It was loosely adapted from the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. The film stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni and Boman Irani.
Upon release, the film was the highest-grossing film in its opening weekend in India and had the highest opening day collections for an Indian film up until that point.
It also held the record for the highest net collections in the first week for a Bollywood film. It also became one of the few Indian films to become successful in East Asian markets such as China, eventually bringing its overseas total to more than US$65 million at the time—the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in overseas markets, before being overtaken by Chennai Express in 2013. – CINEWS