MUMBAI: With his bhai (Munna Bhai) now locked up for three and a half years, Circuit (Arshad Warsi) says there would be no Munna Bhai film without Sanjay Dutt.
Sanjay Dutt essayed the role of Munna Bhai in the 2003 Munna Bhai M.B.B.S and the 2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhai with aplomb. A third “Munna Bhai” film has reportedly been shelved till Sanjay Dutt comes out of jail. The actor was jailed last Friday for 42 months in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
Arsahd Warsi, who played Sanjay Dut’s sidekick or best buddy as Circuit in the two Munna Bhai films, says he won’t work for another Munna Bhai film without Sanjay.
“For that character, you can’t think of any other person now. That character has a definite structure and a definite personality that matches a lot with that of Sanju’s personality,” Arshad said this week at the DVD launch of Jolly LLB.
The versatile Warsi added, “I think somewhere down the line, our audience has enjoyed Sanju and they are stuck with him. They will not be able to see anybody. Neither can I imagine anybody else.’’
So another Munna Bhai film will have to wait for more than four years now.