One of many best movies of all time, Munnabhai MBBS (2003), completes 19 years right now, on December 19. Over time, we have now dropped at the readers some very fascinating and not-so-known trivia concerning the movie. Final 12 months, on the 18th anniversary, we unveiled the truth that Divya Dutta was provided a component. However later, the character was tweaked and was performed by Mumaith Khan. Additionally, Bollywood Hungama solely spoke to Sajid Samji, who performed a cameo in a scene that includes Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sunil Dutt. The author-director dropped at the fore some fascinating episodes relating to the taking pictures of the film.
19 Years of Munnabhai MBBS: Rajkumar Hirani reveals that Anil Kapoor was the VERY first alternative; additionally BREAKS silence on why Shah Rukh Khan couldn’t play the lead half regardless of exhibiting curiosity
Now, on the nineteenth anniversary, we carry to you an anecdote that by no means obtained unfold the best way it ought to have. In an interview, director Rajkumar Hirani confessed that his first alternative for the function of Murli Prasad Sharma aka Munna was none aside from Anil Kapoor.
Rajkumar Hirani mentioned, “My first alternative was Anil Kapoor as a result of he had performed numerous ‘bhai’ roles in movies like Tezaab (1988). At that stage, I assumed that he could be the best man to do that function. However then, the movie went via an enormous journey, even after Vinod (Vidhu Vinod Chopra) stepped in as a producer. (We additionally approached Shah Rukh Khan) and at last, at one stage, Sanju (Sanjay Dutt) appeared excellent for the half. It is because he has the physique the place he can seem like a ‘bhai’. Additionally, along with his dropping eyes and charming smile, he looks like somebody whose coronary heart is in the best place. Now, I look again and might say that he was the best alternative.”
• Anil Kapoor was Raju Hirani’s first alternative for Munnabhai MBBS.
• VVC recommended Srk’s title to Hirani.
• Srk appreciated the story, however initially he was not assured of Hirani.
• After 6 months (surgical procedure) Srk requested Hirani to attend for two extra years.
• They went with Sanjay Dutt. pic.twitter.com/pY231gpulr
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In one other video, he opened up on why Shah Rukh Khan didn’t get the chance to play the lead in Munnabhai MBBS. The blockbuster director revealed, “Once I narrated the story to Vinod, he instructed me, ‘Shah Rukh ko kahani sunaao. Woh yeh function accha karega’. I reasoned, ‘Shah Rukh meri movie kyun karega? I’m a newcomer and he has not seen my work’. He insisted, ‘Suna toh do kahani’. I bear in mind he was taking pictures for Devdas (2002) once I met him. I wanted to relate to him. However he mentioned that since he’s busy, I ought to go away the script behind. I used to be dejected as I actually needed to present him a narration. Nonetheless, I dropped the script and left.”
Rajkumar continued, “Fortunately, Shah Rukh learn the script and referred to as me the following day. He instructed me to satisfy him. I did and he instructed me that he beloved the script. However he stored questioning if I’d be capable to make this movie. Lastly, he agreed.”
However an issue arose. Rajkumar Hirani acknowledged, “This was a time when he needed to fly to London for his neck surgical procedure. He didn’t take up any work for six months. In the meantime, he already had many movies lined up like Chalte Chalte (2003), Foremost Hoon Na (2004), Veer-Zaara (2004) and many others. He knowledgeable me that he’ll end these pending movies and solely then he can start work on my movie. It meant that I might have needed to look ahead to 2-2 ½ years. Vinod didn’t assume it was unfair to attend for such a very long time because the songs have been prepared and different prep work was additionally accomplished.”
That is how Sanjay Dutt got here on board and the remainder is historical past. Munnabhai MBBS grew to become such an enormous sensation that 3 years later, the second half, Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) was made and it generated a a lot larger craze and likewise field workplace numbers. There have been talks of Munnabhai 3 but it surely hasn’t materialized but.
Then again, Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani lastly obtained an opportunity to collaborate. At current, they’re busy making Dunki. It’ll be launched precisely a 12 months later, on December 22, 2023.
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