More than his actual name, actor Arshad Warsi is widely known as Circuit, his character in the Munnabhai series in which he plays Sanjay Dutt’s (Munnabhai) sidekick. Little wonder then that the actor is highly excited that the beloved jodi of Munna and Circuit will be returning for the third time. “Raju (director Raj Kumar Hirani) has started working on the script of the next in the Munnbhai series. So it’s only a matter of days before we start shooting
for the film,” he says.
Arshad says shooting will start once Sanjay Dutt is out of prison. Dutt is currently serving his prison term in Pune’s Yerawada Jail following his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. “I think by next year February or March, once Sanju is out, we will start working on it,” he adds.
After the second installment turned out be a hit, there were reports that the third will see the duo travel to USA and it will be titled Munna Bhai Chale America. “Nahi, Munna Bhai Chale America toh nahi hone wali. Raju has thought of something really different and I’m excited to be a part of it. It’s a lovely series to be a part of,” he says, adding, “It’s a franchise that’s very hard to forget. I wouldn’t mind watching it again and again.”
Arshad adds that he prefers doing comedy films over serious ones. The 47-year-old actor who has confirmed that he will be reprising the role of Circuit in the third installment of the Munna Bhai franchise, insists that comedies are the order of the day. “Comedies are a safer bet and producers are more comfortable making them. Therefore, more comedies are being made. Even the serious films are getting funny now,” he told HT during a recent visit to Delhi for the launch of wife Maria Goretti’s book, presented by Bolly Goods. “People don’t want to see serious cinema anymore. They just want to see a fun film, have a good time and get out. Finding a serious film these days is like finding a needle in a haystack,” he says.