Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Jimmy Sheirgill says that he eagerly wants the third installment of the ‘Munnabhai’ film series to be made and wants a different character for the film.
“Definitely, I’ll be hoping that the film is made, and I’ll hope that my role is a different one, because I was the only character who was Zaheer in the first part and was Victor in the second one, so let’s see what is there in store this time,” said Jimmy about ‘Munnabhai 3’ at the trailer launch of his film, ‘Shortcut Safaari’.
While lead actors Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi reprised their characters of Munnabhai and Circuit respectively from ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ in the second part, ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’, Jimmy played two separate characters, which perhaps weren’t too meaty but were significantly crucial.
The director of the franchise, Rajkumar Hirani, has confirmed that the third part is very much on, which he intends to proceed with after Sanjay is released from prison. He is all set to be released on February 25.
“I’m very happy, Sanju baba is coming back. We have done numerous films together, we have shared some great moments together and I feel that finally everything will be fine. He’ll begin a new life, he has always been a fighter, and I feel that this time, too, he’ll do something new,” Jimmy said.
About ‘Shortcut Safaari’, he said, “My character is one who perhaps shows these children some way or takes away something from them, which you’ll see in the film. The character is in the jungle, perhaps for several years, cut off from the outside world, and he has set up his own world.
You don’t get the opportunity to play such fictional characters everyday. Plus, I have done the film for a friend, who has attempted to make a good film for children, which also teaches you something. Adventure is important in the film – you have to grip the children, make them enjoy and give them thrills. It is a film which children will like a lot.”
‘Shortcut Safaari’ has been directed by Amitabha Singh.