Munna Bhai Chale Dilli, the tentative title of the third “Munna Bhai” film of the popular Bollywood franchise, will be directed by Subhash Kapoor.
The earlier films in the franchise – Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. and Lage Raho Munnabhai – were directed by Rajkumar Hirani under the Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films Pvt Ltd. banner.
Chopra, Hirani and co-writer Abhijat Joshi jointly feel that Kapoor is perfect to take the franchise to another level. They are especially confident after watching the special screening of Jolly LLB, a satire on the country’s judiciary system.
“After seeing Subhash’s work and discussing his thoughts and ideas, Raju, Abhijat and I collectively felt that we have, after a long search, found an individual with the right sensibility and approach to work with us in taking forward the ‘Munna Bhai’ franchise,” Chopra said in a statement.
“I am pleased to welcome Subhash Kapoor into the Vinod Chopra Films family as the director of the next ‘Munna Bhai’ film,” he added.